How the Cutter™ Lyme Disease Tick Test works.
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 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.