About the Laboratory... This laboratory is a division of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. This laboratory has been performing Lyme disease testing on clinical specimens since 1984. The laboratory is fully licensed and accredited by the NY Department of Health, JCAHO, and CAP. The laboratory performs approximately 36,000 Lyme disease tests on patient specimens per year.
Clinical Laboratory Services
Lyme Disease Serologies
ELISA Test (Tests for polyvalent specific antibodies, IgG, IgA, IgM). This test should only be used in suspected Lyme disease patients.)
Western Blot or Immunoblot Test (CDC recommends that any positive or borderline ELISA be confirmed by a Western blot test)
Lyme Disease Forms for Printing
Lyme Tests Request Form
Lyme Lab Brochure
CAP Certificate 2014-2016
NYS DOH Permit 2015-2016
Lyme Results Release Form
To print the accreditation and permits, "open, then save, then print saved file"
- Specimen Shipping Kits
We also provide specimen shipping containers free of charge for our customers which includes pre-paid shipping - call (631) 444-3824.
Tick Borne Diseases - A perspective
Western blots in the Laboratory - Diagnosis of Borrelia burgdorferi.
Pictures of ticks
Picture of Borrelia
Tick Identification Services
The Lyme Disease Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine is no longer providing the free tick identification service. Please call 631-444-3824 if you have any questions or need further assistance.
Contact Information for Laboratory for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease:
Technical Service (631) 444-7965
Laboratory (631) 444-3824
Mel Evans, BS, MT (ASCP), Section Supervisor (631) 444-2195
Kenneth O'Sullivan, MS, MT (ASCP) Supervisor/Associate Technical Director (631) 444-2373
Marc Golightly, PhD, SI(ASCP) Director/Head (631) 444-2240
Laboratory for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
University Hospital L3 - 508
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7300
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