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As one of the main metabolic centres in the UK offering treatment to patients with all types of inherited metabolic disease, we provide the highest standards of care from procedures for diagnosis to acute and long-term management.

Inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) are a group of genetic, inherited disorders of the metabolism. They can lead to a dangerous imbalance of chemicals in the body, ultimately resulting in organ damage and disabilities. Our close links with all of the clinical services at Guy’s and St Thomas’, in particular the genetics department, means you can be sure of comprehensive treatment.

Our service is supported by four metabolic laboratories with national and international reputations for research and innovation:

  • General Metabolic and Newborn Screening
  • Enzymology and Biochemical Genetics
  • Purine Research
  • Well-child Research Laboratory.