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Groups of disorders

These groups of disorders can be diagnosed in our Metabolic Laboratory.

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Amino Acid Disorders

Investigation  (1): Amino acids (plasma)

Investigation  (2): Amino acids (urine)

Investigation  (3): Acylcarnitine profile (DBS)

Investigation  (4): Amino acids (CSF)

Investigation  (5): Homocysteine (plasma)

Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG)

Investigation: Isoelektric Focussing of Transferrin (serum, DBS)

Cholesterol Biosynthesis Disorders

Investigation: Cholesterol biosynthesis (sterol analysis, plasma)

Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

Investigation  (1): Acylcarnitine profile (DBS, plasma)

Investigation  (2): Organic acids (urine)

Investigation  (3): Free fatty acids / ketones (plasma)

Investigation  (4): Carnitine status (plasma)

Disorders of Glutathione and Gamma-Glutamyl Cycle

Investigation (1): Glutathione in erythrocytes (Spectrophotometriy)
Investigation (2):
Organic acids (urine)

Urea Cycle Disorders

Investigation  (1): Amino acids (plasma)

Investigation  (2): Amino acids (urine)

Investigation  (3): Orotic acid (urine)

Investigation  (4): Acylcarnitine profile (DBS)

Ketone Body Metabolism Disorders

Investigation  (1): Organic acids (urine)

Investigation  (2): Acylcarnitine profile (DBS, plasma)

Investigation  (3): Carnitine status (plasma)

Investigation  (4): Free fatty acids / ketones (plasma)

Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders

Investigation  (1): Galactose metabolites (DBS)

Investigation  (2): Galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (DBS)

Creatine Disorders

Investigation: Guanidino compounds (creatine, creatinine, guanidinoacetate; urine, plasma CSF)

Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Investigations  (1): Lysosomal investigations (urine) (Oligosaccharides, neuraminic acid, total glycosaminoglycans, electrophoretic separation of glycosaminoglycans)

Investigations (2): Lysosomale investigations (enzyme analysis); diagnostic programme lysosomal storage disorders

Mitochondrial Disorders

Investigation  (1): Lactate, Pyruvate (perchloric acid extract, ask for prescription before sampling)

Investigation  (2): Free fatty acids / ketones (plasma)

Investigation  (3): Amino acids (plasma)

Investigation  (4): Organic acids (urine)

Investigation  (5): Carnitine status (plasma)

Investigation  (6): Lactate (CSF)

Investigation  (7): Amino acids (CSF)

Neurotransmitter Disorders

Investigation  (1): Basic investigations (biogenic amines, 5-MTHF, pterins, amino acids; CSF)

Investigation  (2): 5-MTHF (CSF)

Investigation  (3): Serotonin (EDTA blood, ask for prescription before sampling)

Investigation  (4): Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) activity (plasma)

Investigation  (5): Pterins (DBS, urine) and DHPR activity (DBS)

Investigation  (6): Vanillyl lactic acid (urine)

Organic Acidurias

Investigation  (1): Organic acids (urine)

Investigation  (2): Acylcarnitine profile (DBS, plasma)

Investigation  (3): Carnitine status (plasma)

Investigation  (4): Biotinidase activity (DBS, serum)

Peroxisomal Disorders

Investigation (1): VLCFA, phytanic acid, pristanic acid (plasma)

Investigation (2): Plasmalogens (erythrocytes) 

Investigation (3): Bile acid metabolites (urine)

Purine- and Pyrimidine Disorders

Investigation: Purine and pyrimidines (urine)

Tyrosinemia Type 1

Investigation  (1): Organic acids (urine)
Investigation  (2): Succinylacetone (DBS)

Vitamin A und E (Vitamin deficiencies)

Investigation: Vitamin A and E (GCFID)