In a pressure seal bag and if possible cooled (refrigerator or freezer).
Experience has shown that accident insurance may cover the costs. Provided it can be declared as an accident. To be on the safe side, you should contact your insurance company in advance.
If several ticks are found on one person, they can be collected and sent as one analysis. We will then perform an pooled analysis. Attention: Group ticks by person, otherwise the result is not assignable.
You can expect the result within three working days.
No, the laboratory needs the tick’s abdomen for a successful analysis. Whether the tick is still alive or not is irrelevant.