Evelina London Children’s Hospital is a centre of excellence in endocrinology and bone metabolism offering the highest standards of care for our patients.

Experts in endocrinology and bone disorders

We treat children with a wide range of conditions including:

  • short and tall stature (growth problems)
  • early or delayed puberty
  • thyroid conditions (underactive and hyperactive thyroid)
  • pituitary hormone deficiencies
  • congenital adrenal hyperplasia and other adrenal disorders
  • obesity
  • bone disorders of calcium and phosphate metabolism, including Vitamin D deficiency and rickets
  • paediatric osteoporosis
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Advanced tests for endocrine and bone health

We offer a number of dynamic function tests at our recently renovated day unit, including:

  • growth hormone stimulation tests
  • LHRH test
  • short synacthen test
  • oral glucose tolerance test
  • water deprivation test
  • Dexamethasone suppression tests
  • 3 day, 3 week HCG tests
  • blood, urine biochemistry and imaging where necessary
  • zoledronic acid infusions for patients with osteoporosis

All endocrine blood and urine tests, as well as dynamic function tests can be performed at Evelina London. Our service uses the latest DXA Lunar machine to assess bone and metabolic health, that can also offer VFA (bone density) views of the spine.

We have also arrange imaging for bone age, ultrasound and MRI scans where required.

Discovery our children's endocrinology specialists

Meet our team of renowned children’s endocrinology experts. From problems with growth to bone disorders, they will provide world-class care for your child