Tick Testing Made Simple - How It Works by Biomeme

4 simple steps to get your tick tested

Place your order, send us your tick, and have your results securely delivered within 24 hours after your tick arrives at our lab.

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Step One

Order Your Kit

Ordering a Biomeme tick testing kit is easy. Begin by choosing which kit makes the most sense for you. 

Our Be Prepared Kit is a bundle that allows you to test up to 4 ticks. Rather than waiting for your next tick encounter to order a testing kit, be proactive and have them ready to go in the moment. Alternatively, our Standard Kit allows you to test up to 1 tick.

Make your way over to the Biomeme Shop and order your kit today.

Step Two

Ship It To Us

If you haven’t done so already, remove the tick from yourself, your child or your pet. Once removed, place the tick into the specimen bag provided and clean the bite thoroughly with an  alcohol wipe (also provided). For additional guidance on how to properly remove a tick, check out what the CDC has to say.

Next, complete your test submission form and hold onto the detachable stub for your own records. Place the specimen bag and form into the prepaid envelope and mail it to us.

We’ll take it from here…

Step Three

It's Testing Time!

Our experts here at Biomeme will test your tick via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for the presence of pathogens that cause tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease. PCR offers superior accuracy and speed when compared to other detection methods, like culture. To learn more about PCR, check out our FAQ.

Tick-borne diseases are an increasing problem nationwide and Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the United States according to the CDC. By having your tick tested, you can better determine your risk of exposure to different diseases and make treatment decisions with your doctor or veterinarian.

Step Four

Review Your Results

When your tick arrives at our lab, we don’t waste any time and immediately start testing. Your test results will be securely delivered to you via email within 24 hours of sample receipt. If you would like your results to be delivered to someone other than the purchaser of the kit, please include their email address on your test submission form.

It’s important to note that positive results do not necessarily mean you’ve been infected, so we encourage you to consult your doctor or veterinarian.

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email from Biomeme and don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly with any questions or concerns!

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