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Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab

The Metabolic Genetics and Special Chemistry Lab perform 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

Location: Sturgis Building

Days: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (After hours testing as needed)