Laboratory for Study of Mitochondrial Disorders


In 1995, the Laboratory for Study of Mitochondrial Disorders was established as a part of Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague. An advanced diagnostics in combination with research of mitochondrial pathology are used to elucidate the cause and pathogenic mechanisms of mitochondrial disorders in patients, to optimize care about the patient and to provide genetic counseling in affected families. Apart from mitochondrial disorders, the Laboratory provides diagnostics of other rare inborn metabolic diseases (e.g. congenital disorders of glycosylation, fumaric aciduria).