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Paediatric Metabolism Outpatient Clinic


Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Tyks Lighthouse Hospital
Savitehtaankatu 5
2nd floor, section M, B-lifts

Postal address

PO Box 52
20521 Turku

Nurse (cancelling and rescheduling appointments, other acute matters)

Phone, Nurse (cancelling and rescheduling appointments, other acute matters): 02 313 3235
Mo–Fr 8:00–8:45, 14:45–15:15

Office hours

Mo–Fr 8:00–15:30

We study and treat congenital metabolic diseases of children aged 0 to 16. We also admit some adult patients, because the treatment of Finnish LPI (Lysinuric protein intolerance) patients is centralised here.

You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.

The visit lasts from 30 to 45 minutes, and it includes the height, weight and blood pressure measurements by a nurse and a physician's practice visit. A dietician can be present during the visit, if required. During ongoing courses in spring and autumn, some medical students near the end of their studies can be present as well.

Blood samples or X-rays are not taken in the ward, but in the appropriate facilities of the laboratory or the imaging centre. Our goal is to have such studies and their results completed and available at the practice visit.

We are a part of the Tyks Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.