The department of Metabolic Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry provides a wide range of services within metabolic medicine and laboratory advisory services to our hospital clinicians and GPs. 

The department is responsible for the Metabolic Bone Unit which provides outpatient clinics in metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and Paget’s disease as well as rare bone and mineral disorders. 

Our specialist lipid clinics manage patients with familial lipid disorders and cardiovascular risks. The Medical Day Care Unit provides treatment to patients with metabolic bone disease and electrolyte disorders. The department provides a metabolic renal stone clinic alongside the Trust’s Urology Service, which manages patients with a history of recurrent kidney stones. 

Our service also provides advice for managing biochemical abnormalities in patients on parenteral nutrition via the Hospital Nutrition Team. 

More information

You will most likely be referred via your GP. However, you may be referred to our service during an inpatient admission or whilst attending an outpatient appointment.

Following a referral assessment by the Clinical Chemistry Team, you will be invited to attend the Clinical Chemistry Outpatient Department.

Your first appointment will be a face-to-face in our Outpatient Department. Visit the Outpatients page for details on hospital appointments.

Follow up appointments may be virtual (online), which can be over the telephone or a video call.

Postal address: 
Clinical Chemistry secretaries 
Royal Liverpool University Hospital 
4th Floor 
Edwards Building 
Prescot Street 
L7 8XP 

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