Diagnosis of these conditions as early as possible in your child’s life is important. Fortunately, many of these metabolic conditions can be treated with medications, enzyme replacement therapy and changes in diet.
If the pediatric metabolic team diagnoses your child with a metabolic disorder, your child will continue to visit the clinic where the team will help create a plan for your child’s treatment and follow-up.
Infants in Saskatchewan receive routine newborn screening for various metabolic disorders shortly after birth. Infants who might have a metabolic disorder are referred to the Saskatchewan Metabolic Program in Saskatoon.
Children can also be referred to the Program by their doctor or Nurse Practitioner if the child has symptoms of a metabolic disorder.
Referral letters can be forwarded to the Saskatchewan Metabolic Program by fax at 306-655-6675. To talk to a team member at the Metabolic Program, please call 306-655-1588.