Complex testing, clear interpretation, actionable results.

We are a CLIA-certified diagnostic reference laboratory that provides specialty testing with a focus on infectious agents involved in acute and chronic illnesses.

Our laboratory provides advanced testing for leukotropic herpesviruses: EBV, CMV, HHV-6A and HHV-6B,
as well as 
tick-borne pathogens.

Learn why our testing is different

Diagnostic Test Menus

  • Diagnostic Testing for CMV, EBV, HHV-6 and HHV-7

    Due to the ubiquitous nature of human herpesviruses HHV-6, HHV-7, CMV and EBV, traditional PCR tests may detect DNA from a latent viral infection rather than an active one. Coppe Laboratories perform specialized tests on cellular and non-cellular samples such as blood, bone marrow and CSF. Our tests distinguish latent and active infections ensuring physicians have all the information needed for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Lyme Disease Confirmatory & Comprehensive Diagnostic Test

    At Coppe Laboratories, we use Lyme tests that exceed the current testing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC currently recommends a two-step process when testing for evidence of antibodies against the Lyme disease bacteria, Borrelia. We employ this two-step approach, using recombinant VlsE and OspC antigens to increase test sensitivity.  Our Lyme Disease panel tests for multiple strains of Borrelia burgdorferi, the European species B. garinii, B. afzelii and detects B. miyamotoi.

    • both steps can be done using the same sample
    • testing is recommended 4-6 weeks after initial tick bite

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  • Babesia Testing

    Coppe Laboratories provides both a direct and indirect test for determination of Babesia.  Both PCR and IFA tests can be performed as early as 1 week after symptoms appear.  Both tests can be done on the same specimen.

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  • Powassan PCR (Direct) and EIA/IFA (Serology)

    The Powassan virus is a member of the Flaviviridae family that includes viruses like Zika, West Nile, Dengue Fever, and Hepatitis C. Like Lyme disease, Powassan virus is emerging in the same geographic areas throughout the Northeast and Midwest United States. It’s found in wooded and bushy areas as well as fields where Lyme-bearing ticks live.  Coppe Laboratories is the first reference laboratory to provide diagnostic testing for the virus which can show symptoms similar to Lyme disease.   The PCR test measures the actual virus RNA where the EIA test measures a patient’s antibody response to the virus.

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 How to Order a Sample Collection Kit

1. To order a Sample Collection Kit, please call 262-574-0701 or order kits online

2. Complete the Test Request Form included in the Sample Collection Kit: download Test Request Form for human herpesvirus’ testing or download Test Request Form for Tick-borne Disease testing.

3. Follow the sample collection instructions included in the kit: view sample collection instructions

4. Package the sample and test request form into the Sample Collection Kit and ship back to Coppe Laboratories using the included FedEx® label

Scientific Leadership

Coppe Laboratories scientists, Dr. Konstance Knox and Dr. Donald Carrigan, use their expertise to drive the development of specialty tests in transplantation, tick-borne illnesses, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. As leaders in viral pathogenesis research, they contributed to peer reviewed publications by inspiring over 75 articles and authoring/co-authoring over 40 others.

Meet Our Leadership Team

State of the Art Facility

Coppe Laboratories is a CLIA-certified laboratory. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the physician and patient in the area of acute and chronic infectious diseases. Hosting an onsite BSL-3 lab, we are able to engage in research for the next generation of diagnostic testing for indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease.

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Exclusive Diagnostic Testing

Coppe Laboratories is currently the only reference lab testing for HHV-6 mRNA and chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (ciHHV-6) on blood, hair follicle and nail. Our proprietary immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining of tissues detects HHV-6 proteins in fixed and paraffin embedded tissues, confirming active viral infection. Our onsite pathologist provides timely interpretation of the tissue analysis.

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News

Powassan Guide Available

The Powassan Guide is a monograph published by Coppe Laboratories that provides information on another tick-borne pathogen, the Powassan virus.  This virus belongs to the same virus family as Zika…

Aug 15
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Cape Cod Times Reports New Information On Powassan Virus Incidence

Dr. Knox, CEO of Coppe Laboratories, was interviewed by reporter, Cynthia McCormick of the Cape Cod Times for an article published Sunday, August 14, 2016 (full article here). In her interview,…

Aug 15
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HHV-6A Infection of the Uterus Linked to Infertility

HHV-6A Found in Women with Unexplained Infertility HHV-6A was found in 43% of women with unexplained infertility, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens. (Marci R, et al, 2016.)…

Jul 2
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Ordering a Sample Collection Kit is Easy

Select the number of kits you want, enter your mailing info, and your sample kit will be shipped to your office.