According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the fastest growing, most commonly reported vector borne illness in the United States. Lyme disease is a nation-wide issue and it’s important to protect your family and children against it. CBS New York reports that experts are predicting a significant jump in Lyme disease this year.
Learn your facts and be prepared to act swiftly with the Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test kit, carried at all English Gardens locations.
What is it?
Victims of tick bites require swift results so if infected, doctors can determine the appropriate antibiotics and treatment.
With the Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Tests, results are available within three business days and are 99.99% accurate. This test is designed to test the tick, not the person or pet, and determine if it carries Lyme disease.
From hikers and campers, to dog lovers and cat enthusiasts–keep a kit on hand at home or stow a convenient travel pack in your backpack or purse.
How does it work?
The Cutter Lyme Disease Tick Test is as easy to use as 1-2-3.
- When you find a tick on yourself, your child or your pet, remove it with the provided easy-to-use tick removal tool. Place tick in the included specimen bag. You may submit multiple ticks, but the ticks must be from only one host, whether it’s a person or a pet.
- Complete the test submission form. Apply one of the unique control labels to your specimen bag, one to the 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, as well as postage. Mail as soon as possible.
- Your tick will be evaluated. The results will be given to you via your chosen method of communication whether it’s email, phone, fax or U.S. Postal Service within three business days. The results of the test will determine risk of exposure or suggested clinical treatment.
What do I do if I get a positive result?
Contact your doctor or veterinarian immediately. Regardless of test results, if you or your pet are experiencing symptoms, consult with your medical professional.