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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Diagnostic Services

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Tick Identification

The tick is submitted for identification by microscopic examination to which the sample tick is compared to a standard reference tick library.

Tick Testing

The tick is tested for an infectious agent using a sensitive DNA based screening technique known as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

The tick can be submitted dead or alive.

The test result of the tick screen does not rule out or confirm the presence of the agent or exposure to the patient.

The result is intended to provide you and your physician or veterinarian with important information, when combined with other information, to help determine risk of exposure and subsequent clinical treatment and follow–up.

Diagnostic Panel I (DP01)

  • Disease: Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Bartonellosis
  • Agent: Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytephilia, Babesia microti, Bartonella henselae
  • Fee: $175.00/Tick


  • Disease: Lyme Disease
  • Agent: Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Fee: $50.00/Tick


  • Disease: Ehrlichiosis
  • Agent: Anaplasma phagocytophilia
  • Fee: $75.00/Tick


  • Disease: Babesiosis
  • Agent: Babesia microti
  • Fee: $75.00/Tick


  • Disease: Bartonellosis
  • Agent: Bartonella henselae
  • Fee: $75.00/Tick

Diagnostic Panel II (DP02)

  • Disease: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia
  • Agent: Rickettsia rickettsii, Francisella tularensis
  • Fee: $100.00/Tick


  • Disease: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Agent: Rickettsia rickettsii
  • Fee: $75.00/Tick


  • Disease: Tularemia
  • Agent: Francisella tularensis
  • Fee: $75.00/Tick