You can expect the result within three working days.
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.
No, the laboratory needs the tick’s abdomen for a successful analysis. Whether the tick is still alive or not is irrelevant.
In a pressure seal bag and if possible cooled (refrigerator or freezer).
Yes, Lyme disease and TBE can be detected in the tick for up to one year.
Contact your family doctor as soon as possible.
For transmission to occur, the tick must bite down and then suck blood. If this has not yet happened, transmission with Lyme disease or TBE is unlikely. Even if the tick has already sucked blood, transmission does not necessarily have to have occurred, as not every tick has to be a carrier of the pathogens.
Lyme borreliosis can be transmitted by infected ticks throughout Switzerland. The FOPH has declared Switzerland as a TBE risk area, except for the cantons of Geneva and Ticino.
An infection initially begins harmlessly with reddening at the site of the injection. In the second stage, serious illnesses can occur with possible effects on the joints, nervous system, skin or even the heart.Insufficient treatment can lead to permanent disabilities!
Borreliosis analysis: 74.30 CHF*TBE analysis: 118.50 CHF*Both analyses together: 192.80 CHF* (*incl. VAT)