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The lab in the lower level of Greenwich Town Hall will examine any ticks residents bring to determine whether they carry the bacteria that correlates to Lyme Disease.
In most cases, a tick must be attached for 36-48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.
Female ticks and nymphs are more likely to carry this bacteria, so the lab will determine whether the tick is male or female. The lab fee of $65.00 only applies to female ticks. Continue Reading →
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In 2016, the Greenwich Department of Health Laboratory tested a total of 682 ticks and other insects. Of the 454 deer ticks tested in the laboratory, 22% were found to be positive for Lyme disease, 2% were positive for Babesiosis. Continue Reading →