The Metabolic Laboratory (head of laboratory: Prof. G.S. Salomons) is part of the department of Clinical Chemistry of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Amsterdam UMC) location VU University Medical Center (VUmc).
The focus of our laboratory is:
- Diagnostics (and treatment control) of inborn errors of metabolism at the metabolite , enzyme and DNA level.
- Translational research of, especially neurometabolic inborn errors and metabolic causes of inborn and acquired heart and vascular diseases.
- Education and teaching within the VUmc.
- Our Organic synthesis laboratory provides home-made standards for metabolic research for the less common compounds.
All our activities are performed within a quality system according to the accreditation criteria of the RvA (Dutch accreditation council; NEN-EN-ISO15189, accreditation number: M045).