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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)

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 Identification Services
[Free public service for verbal report, fee for written report, call (631) 444-3824 for details].

Ticks may be sent to:

Laboratory for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
University Hospital L3 - 508
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7300

  • Tick type (ie Deer Tick, Dog tick, adult, nymph, larva, etc - provided) 
  • Degree of engorgement estimated (this relates to length of feeding) 
  • Pictures of ticks 

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 University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7300

Email: Marc.Golightly@stonybrook.edu
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