Each of our Lyme Disease Biobank (LDB) collection sites is unique in terms of location, the number and types of people and patients they see with tick-borne diseases, and the structure of their medical practice. We have sites in family practice, at urgent care centers, in community settings, and at academic medical centers. However, these sites all have one thing in common: They have experience treating patients with Lyme and tick-borne diseases and are partnering with LDB to find answers about these complex infections. Current collection sites are listed below with information on the types of samples they are collecting and how to connect to staff that can answer your questions about donating a sample.

These Sites Collect Blood and Urine from People with Chronic/Persistent Lyme:

 

Gordon Medical Associates (chronic/persistent)
Montecito Plaza
361 Third Street, Suite J
San Rafael, CA 94901
PI: Eric Gordon, MD
For more information about donating a sample at GMA, click here.

Osteopathic Medical Associates of San Diego (chronic/persistent)
3706 Ruffin Road, Suite 129
San Diego, CA
PI: Michael Kurisu, DO
For more information about donating a sample at OMASD, click here.

 

These Sites Collect Blood and Urine from People with Acute (early) Lyme:

 

CALIFORNIA

Carbon Health:

Carbon Health Berkeley (acute)
2920 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA
PI: Caesar Dhavaherian, MD
510.686.3621
Make an appointment with Carbon Health Berkeley here

Carbon Health Cupertino (acute)
19600 Vallco Pkwy Ste 170
Cupertino, CA
PI: Caesar Dhavaherian, MD
650.338.4776
Make an appointment with Carbon Health Cupertino here

Carbon Health Mountain View (acute)
1150 West El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
PI: Caesar Dhavaherian, MD
650.695.5008
Make an appointment with Carbon Health Mountain View here 

NEW YORK

East Hampton Family Medicine (acute)
200 Pantigo Place, Suite I
East Hampton, NY
PI: George Dempsey, MD
Make an appointment by calling 631.324.9200 or learn more here

WISCONSIN

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (acute)
Locations: Eau Claire, Lake Hallie, Marshfield, Minocqua, Stetin, Wausau, Weston
PI: Anna Schotthoefer, PhD
Make an appointment by calling 715.389.5738

Sites Accepting Samples from Current Patients Only:

Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
PIs: John Branda, MD, and Jacob Lemieux, MD, DPhil


Tissue Donation

Donating tissue from an upcoming surgery or post-mortem donation is not location dependent. You can plan to donate tissue from anywhere in the continental US. For more information visit NDRI’s Lyme registration page, watch the explanatory video below, or call 800-222-NDRI (6374), option 5. If the donation may occur within a week or you need immediate assistance, please call the number above (staff are available 24/7/365).

To read more about the LDB Tissue Collection Program, click here.