Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab
The Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab performs biochemical tests to identify disorders caused by inherited genetic mutations. Advanced instrumentation is used to detect 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. Other analyses offered include insecticide poisoning and therapeutic drug levels.
Scientific Director: Maria P. Alfaro, PhD
Test/Information Schedules: (Phone) 501-364-1311 | (Fax) 501-364-6910
Days: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (After hours testing as needed)