Metabolic Laboratory

The Metabolic Laboratory provides a national and international service for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with suspected and known inborn errors of metabolism through a highly skilled scientific and clinical team.


The laboratory offers investigations into amino acids in urine and plasma, urine organic acids, acylcarnitines in dried blood spots, and very long chain fatty acids for metabolic disorders. The laboratory has a same day service for blood spot MSUD monitoring.   It also provides a service for VMA/HVA, and reducing substances.


Additionally the laboratory has a dedicated same day busulfan therapeutic drug monitoring service for both internal and external users.



Opening Hours


9am to 5:30pm Mon to Fri


Contact details


Telephone : 0207 405 9200 ext 5225

Fax: 0207 829 8624



© 2011 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust