Genetics Laboratories

Sample --> Molecule --> DNA

The Genetics Laboratories offer clinicians and researchers in-depth services from test tube, to GC/MS or LC/MS/MS, to SNP array analysis.

Research On A Variety of Organisms

This image showcases just a few of the species that the Genetics Laboratories have analyzed for various research projects.

Assays for Clinical/Research Evaluations

Assays for Clinical/Research Evaluations

Our assays are valuable not only as diagnostic tools, but are also available for other non-diagnostic clinical and research services that we offer.

The Genetics Laboratories at the Kennedy Krieger Institute provide accredited clinical tests to aid the diagnosis of patients with disorders of metabolism and/or disorders associated with intellectual disability.

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, 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).

Contact the Genetics Laboratories:

The Genetics Laboratories can be reached at (443) 923-2788.

Contact Information


Kennedy Krieger Institute Genetics Laboratories
707 North Broadway
Room 500R
Baltimore, MD 21205

Billing Information:

Kennedy Krieger Institute Genetics Lab Billing Department
Attn: Ann Snitcher
Phone: (443) 923-2788
Fax: (443) 923-2755

Tax ID: 52-1524965
NPI Number1649595141


As of May 1, 2017, we will no longer be offering peroxisomal testing in skin fibroblasts. We will continue to offer prenatal testing in cultured cells.

The laboratory was recently reaccredited by CAP. This accreditation extends through June 30, 2019.