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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)
  • Specimen Shipping Kits
    We also provide specimen shipping containers free of charge for our customers which includes pre-paid shipping - call (631) 444-3824.
    Shipping Request Form

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:
Laboratory (631) 444-3824

Cathy DeLuca, MT (ASCP), Section Supervisor (631) 444-7965

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

Email: Marc.Golightly@stonybrookmedicine.edu
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