Lyme Disease Laboratory

About the Laboratory... This laboratory is a division of the Clinical Immunology Laboratory in the Department of Pathology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. 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
    U.S. Customers Only: We provide specimen shipping containers free of charge which includes pre-paid shipping - call (631) 444-3824.
    Shipping Request Form

Letter Announcing Immunoblot 09/11/23

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 performed 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
Fax: (631) 444-7526
Cathy De Luca, MT (ASCP), Section Supervisor (631) 444-7965
Kenneth O'Sullivan, MS, MT (ASCP), Supervisor/Associate Technical Director (631) 444-2373
Hong Lin Smith-Jones, PhD, 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

Email: Hong Lin Smith-Jones, PhD
               Kenneth O'Sullivan, MS, MT (ASCP)
               Cathy De Luca, MT(ASCP)