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Laboratory of Pediatric Research (LABPED)

Faculty of Medicine | Brugmann Hospital

(Code: ULB224)

Person in charge of the unit : CASIMIR Georges.

The Laboratory of Pediatric Research's primary activity is in newborn screening: systematic identification of newborns suffering from serious metabolic and
endocrinological diseases, not yet clinically detectable at birth. Secondly, the laboratory carries out analyses central to the diagnosis and follow-up of
metabolic diseases. The laboratory is continuously looking to develop novel techniques in this context.Newborn screening allows the detection of numerous
rare, congenital diseases, undetectable at birth, that may have serious consequences for the infants concerned if not detected and treated in a timely
fashion.Thanks to neonatal screening, the newborns inflicted with these disorders may be treated so that no symptoms appear and no irreversible damage occurs.

Campus : Hôpital Universitair
Location : Fond. Méd. Reine Elisabeth / Bât. V - 1er étage
Address : CP402 - Avenue J.J. Crocq, 1-3 - 1020 Laeken
Phone number : +32-2-477.25.71 / 25.81, 25.80
Fax : +32-2-477.25.63
E-mail :
Web site :

Frascati domains:

 • 1.6 Biological sciences

 • 3.1 Basic medicine

 • 3.2 Clinical medicine

 • 3.4 Health biotechnology

Disciplines CRef :

 • Biomedical sciences

 • Cell biology

 • Clinical medicine (clinical biology)

 • Clinical medicine (clinical chemistry)

 • Endocrinology

 • Immunology

 • Microbiology and protistology (bacteriology, virology, mycology)

 • Molecular genetics

 • Mutagenesis and genetic technology

 • Pediatrics

 • Public health