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Is It Poor Health—Or Poison?


It’s a race against the clock to determine why this infant’s blood sugar levels are crashing. The consequences are life or death; is this a rare genetic disorder or is something more sinister at play?


Dennis Dietzen, PhD, DABCC
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Dietzen is the director of a hospital core laboratory and oversees many areas of testing in the lab, including chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, and point-of-care testing. He is most interested in pediatric testing, toxicology, and metabolic-genetic testing.


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