Orange County, only did a microscopic ID for species. A positive on deer tick, so off to Albany went the tick for the testing. I was told they did a full screen. Not sure which of the remaining less common tick born diseases that screen includes.
Their exam ID was a female engorged enough to indicate that it had been attached for a minimum of 15 hours and that I should begin treatment. A few symptoms showed within a short period of time, with no tell tale bulls eye rash.
Zealous self examination, and early identification saved me from worse than some minor flu like symptoms, a short lived period of tunnel vision, some aches and pains, and a general loss of stamina that stayed with me for a little less than a year. whistle whew!