Metabolic Center Heidelberg – Division of Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Newborn screening

Metabolic Laboratory

Patient care


The Center for inherited metabolic diseases focuses on diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders. The clinical symptoms of this group of disorders are highly variable. Life threatening complications in the neonatal period are common: seizures, coma, apnea or multiple organ failures. Chronic symptoms that may point to an IEM may be  impairement of mental and physical development, bone marrow depression or persistent diarrhea.


For the diagnosis of IEM numerous diagnostic techniques are offered in our 2 laboratories. 



Care for our patients with confirmed diagnoses is provided by a dedicated team of physicians, dieticians, psychologists and social workers on our metabolic ward and in our outpatient clinics.