The Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test is a kit designed to test ticks found on people or animals for Lyme disease. Simply remove the ticks from the host, place in the included specimen bag, and send the kit in for testing.
Test results are 99.9% accurate and are typically available within 3 days of receiving the specimen. Lab and testing fees are included in the cost of your kit and test results are relayed back to you via your choice of phone, email, mail, or fax, allowing you to take the test results to a doctor or veterinarian if treatment is needed.
When you find a tick or ticks on yourself, your child or your pet, simply remove the tick(s) with the included easy-to-use tick removal tool. Place tick(s) into the provided specimen bag. You may submit multiple ticks, but the TICKS MUST BE FROM ONLY ONE HOST (person or pet).
Complete the test submission form. Apply one of the unique control labels to your specimen bag, one to your submission form and one to the detachable stub to keep for your own records. Place the form and specimen bag into a standard envelope. Apply the pre-addressed mailing label to the envelope, add postage and mail.
Your tick(s) will be evaluated and results will be reported to you via email, phone, fax or U.S. Postal Service (your choice) within 3 business days of receipt. The result of the test is intended to provide you and your physician or veterinarian with important information to help determine risk of exposure and subsequent clinical treatment.
Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test kit is designed to test the tick, not the person or pet. The tick(s) are tested using a sensitive DNA-based screening technique known as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). It identifies the DNA of the pathogen in the tick that causes Lyme disease with 99.9% accuracy and provides critical information to doctors and veterinarians concerning treatment.
Regardless of test results, if you or your pet are experiencing any symptoms, consult your doctor or veterinarian.
Are there additional fees to get the tick(s) tested?
No. All lab fees are included in the price of the Cutter Lime Disease Tick Test.
Can I submit more than one tick per kit?
Yes. You may submit multiple ticks, but they must be from the same host (person or pet) to help ensure accurate test results.
How do I get my results?
Your tick(s) will be evaluated and results reported to you via email, phone, fax or U.S. Postal Service (your choice) within three business days of receipt.
What should I do if I get a positive result?
Contact your doctor or veterinarian. Regardless of test results, if you or your pet are experiencing any symptoms, consult your doctor or veterinarian.
What’s in the kit?
All kits contain an easy-to-use tick remover, alcohol wipe, specimen poly bag, 3 control labels, tick/Lyme test submission form, pre-addressed mailing label.
Can you tell me about the DNA Lab?
Testing is provided by the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory, East Stroudsburg University, PA.