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 Disease test request form
Lyme Lab Brochure
CAP certificate 2016-2018
Lyme Results Release Form
- Specimen Shipping Kits
U.S. Customers Only: We provide specimen shipping containers free of charge which includes pre-paid shipping - call (631) 444-3824.
Shipping Request Form
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. However, tick identification can be preformed with a prescription from a physician and a fee will be charged. 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
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-7300
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