Laboratory services are divided into two specialized sections. These sections include:

Biochemical Genetics

Peroxisomal Diseases

Our expert staff, most of whom hold joint faculty appointments at both the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, provide timely results and detailed interpretations with the opportunity for clinical consultation.

We also provide research services for non-diagnostic samples from humans and non-human species. These services are offered to the life science, biotech, pharmaceutical and the nutraceutical industries. We specialize in lipid measurements for NIH and FDA sponsored research.

Samples may include:

  • Whole blood
  • Plasma
  • Red blood cells
  • Urine
  • Fibroblasts and other cell cultures
  • Tissue (research only)



Accreditation, Certification & Licensure:

The Genetics Laboratories is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services under CLIA ID #21D0649789, accredited by CAP #1353022 (see COVID Accreditation Letter), and licensed by the States of Maryland lab permit #802Pennsylvania lab permit 033873 and California lab permit CDS00800866. The Kennedy Krieger Institute's EIN is #52-1524965 and the laboratory NPI# is 1649595141.

Laboratory staff participate in the quality assurance and proficiency testing program (Biochemical Genetics Survey) offered by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the European Research Network for Evaluation and Improvement of Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Inherited Disorders of Metabolism (ERNDIM).