The Neurometabolic Unit is the only designated supra-regional centre in the UK for the investigation of neurometabolic disorders. It provides a unique range of investigations and clinical advice encompassing mitochondrial, neurotransmitter, pterin and amino acid disorders and utilises state-of-the-art analytical technologies. In addition to servicing the needs of UCLH Trust, due to its status as a UK referral centre, it receives clinical samples and requests for advice from all the major teaching hospitals and increasingly many district general, as well as international, hospitals.
The activities of the Unit support many groups within the NHNN and the wider activities of UCLH Trust. In particular, close clinical associations continue to be forged with our colleagues within the Movement Disorders, Muscle, Neurogenetic, Charles Dent Metabolic and Intensive Care Units.
Our user manual provides contact details for the laboratory, sample requirement specifications, a list of the full current test repertoire, methodology, reporting times and costs. There is also notes for users on the tests performed and relevant contact details.