Frequently Asked Questions
What is tick testing?
Tick testing is scientific process performed in a laboratory using molecular biology techniques to determine whether a tick has pathogens that could cause diseases in humans.
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 only one 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 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.