Complex testing, clear interpretation, actionable results.

We are a CLIA-certified diagnostic reference laboratory that provides specialty testing with an emphasis on the interaction between infection and immunity.

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

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Diagnostic Test Menus

  • Diagnostic Testing for HHV-6

    Due to the ubiquitous nature of HHV-6, traditional PCR tests may detect DNA from a latent viral infection rather than an active one. Coppe Laboratories performs 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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  • Nearly 100 Million People in the United States Suffer from Allergies

    Coppe Laboratories’ Allergy Tests help patients and physicians work together to identify specific allergies and determine the best course of action for managing symptoms. Test results not only indicate the potential for allergic disease, but also provide important information regarding the severity of the patient’s response.

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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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  • West Nile Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA IgG/IgM)

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a member of the Flaviviridae family that includes viruses like Zika, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis C and Powassan virus. WNV is transmitted to humans (and animals) by an infected mosquito. Most infections occur during warm weather when mosquitoes are active. The period between the mosquito bite and the appearance of signs and symptoms ranges from two to 14 days. Most people infected with West Nile virus either don’t develop signs or symptoms or have only minor complaints–a low grade fever and mild headache. There are a few people that develop a life-threatening illness characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord or brain. The symptoms of WNV infection are very similar to those of Lyme disease. Common signs and symptoms include: fever, nausea and vomiting, body aches, fatigue, and diarrhea. Some people develop a rash.

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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 detects viral RNA in a patient sample during early infection the EIA/IFA test measures a patient’s antibody response 2-4 weeks post-exposure.

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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.

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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.

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Coppe Labs Reports Powassan Virus in Deer Ticks Across the State of Wisconsin

A new research study conducted by Coppe Laboratories indicates ticks are carrying both Lyme and Powassan simultaneously. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN. - June 1, 2017 - A new study from Coppe Laboratories…

Jun 1
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Coppe Labs Offers the Only Commercially Available Test for Powassan Virus

Coppe labs has developed two methods to test for Powassan virus, direct (PCR) and indirect (Serological) testing. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN. - May 31, 2017 – Concern over Powassan virus is rapidly…

May 31
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The serious risks of Powassan Virus

Here is yet another article that discusses the serious risks of Powassan Virus, Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S. Coppe Laboratories performs both direct (PCR) and…

Mar 15
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