Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab
The Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab performs biochemical and genetic tests to identify disorders caused by inherited genetic mutations. Advanced instrumentation is used to detect DNA mutations or the resultant biochemical compound(s), which can cause acute, chronic or recurrent illness. Analyses offered for “inborn errors of metabolism” include amino acids, fatty acids, organic acids and steroids. Hemoglobin variants are analyzed for sickle cell and other hemoglobinopathies. DNA mutation analysis is performed on a panel of 46 of the most common mutations found in Cystic Fibrosis. Other analyses offered include insecticide and volatiles poisoning and therapeutic drug levels.
A pediatric specialist performs interpretations of all metabolic genetic test results and is available for consultation.
Lisa Bates-Dubrow, PhD
Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
After hours testing as needed
Note: This clinic is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to ACH. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Hospital Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000, option 1 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.