Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory


Name: David Wenger, PhD
Position: Director, Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory
Organization: Department of Neurology


Name: Paola Luzi, PhD
Position: Co-Director, Lysosonal Diseases Testing Laboratory, Department of Neurology
Organization: Department of Neurology

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Name: Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory
Department: Department of Neurology
Organization: Thomas Jefferson University

1020 Locust Street
Room 346
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Lysosomal Diseases Testing Laboratory (LDTL) at Sidney Kimmel Medical College specializes in the testing of patients suspected of having one of these genetic disorders.

This laboratory was established in 1973 by David A. Wenger, PhD, and currently receives the largest number of samples for these diseases in the world. Testing has resulted in the diagnosis of over 4,600 individuals.

Filipin staining of cultured skin fibroblasts Figure shows filipin staining of cultured skin fibroblasts from a control (left) and a patient with classic Niemann-Pick disease type C (right).