Inherited metabolic disorders care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

The key to accurate diagnoses of inherited metabolic disorders includes different medical specialties working together. Depending on the type and severity of the condition and your age, your team may include specialists in pediatrics, developmental pediatrics, neurology, endocrinology, medical genetics, nutrition and other areas.

Inherited metabolic disorders are also called inborn errors of metabolism. The Department of Clinical Genomics offers an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic that serves both children and adults.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic's laboratories use state-of-the-art methods to identify inherited metabolic disorders. Identifying and treating inherited metabolic disorders in newborns before symptoms appear can greatly improve outcomes.

Expertise and rankings

Nationally recognized expertise

Inherited metabolic disorders are rare and complex, so it can be difficult to find physicians with expertise in this field. Each year, Mayo Clinic experts see hundreds of people who have inherited metabolic disorders.

Expert care for children

At Mayo Clinic Children's Center, highly skilled, experienced pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of diseases and disorders in children. Using a team approach, pediatric specialists from different areas work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Highly skilled pediatric experts diagnose and treat all types of conditions in children. As a team, we work together to find answers, set goals and develop a treatment plan tailored to your child's needs.

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Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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