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How should I homogenize my tick for testing?

When testing ticks, we recommend homogenizing one tick at a time using our Mortar & Pestle Sample Collection Kit. If the tick is already engorged with blood, best practice is to pierce the tick and removing the majority of the blood as it may inhibit PCR results for our tick panels.

For more tips, tricks, and How-To Videos, peruse our Sample Prep Guide!