The Titus H.J. Huisman Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is an international testing and reference center for sickle cell disease, thalassemia and other hemoglobin disorders.

The laboratory, one of few in the country that studies abnormal hemoglobins, is a resource for researchers and clinicians throughout the country and beyond.

The laboratory, under the direction of Dr. Abdullah Kutlar and Niren Patel, is CAP- and CLIA-certified, fully qualified to offer expert assistance to hemoglobin specialists worldwide.

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Our History

Dr. Huisman pictured in the lab


Dr. Titus H. J. Huisman (1959-95) led hemoglobin research and later the Sickle Cell Center. His laboratory discovered a large number of the approximately 700 known hemoglobin variants and enticed scientists and researchers from all parts of the world to come to the Medical College of Georgia, now a vital part of Augusta University.

In June 2000, a dedication ceremony was held in memory of Dr. Huisman and the Laboratory was officially named "Titus H. J. Huisman Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory."