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Lyme Disease Information for Healthcare Providers
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Lyme disease can be prevented by avoiding tick bites, finding and removing ticks promptly, and preventing ticks on pets.
Find the Repellent that's Right for You (EPA)
How to do a Tick Check (CDC/YouTube)
Caring for patients after a tick bite (CDC)
MDHHS offers tick identification services for Michigan residents.
Please note: MDHHS does not recommend or offer pathogen testing of ticks. For more information on why, click the first link below.
Should my tick be tested? (CDC)
Tick ID by emailed photo (fastest)
MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories also offers clinical testing for Lyme disease.
Pre-test probability and Lyme disease testing
Test overview: MDHHS BOL Screening EIA
Test overview: MDHHS BOL Confirmatory EIA
Early diagnosis and proper antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease is important and can help prevent late Lyme disease. The following treatment regimens reflect CDC’s interpretation of the most current data for four important manifestations of Lyme disease. These regimens are consistent with guidance published by the by the Infectious Disease Society of America, American Academy of Neurology, and American College of Rheumatology.
Link to the full IDSA Treatment Guidelines for Lyme Disease (2020)
Caring for patients after a tick bite (CDC)One page Lyme Disease Tipsheet for Healthcare Providers