The PKU Program provides services to children and adults in New Brunswick with phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is a genetic condition that impairs the ability to metabolize phenylalanine (Phe), an amino acid found in protein. Treatment mainly consists of following a dietary regimen low in protein. Special low protein products are required to assure adequate nutrition and optimal metabolic control.
The PKU Program consists of multidisciplinary health care professionals who work closely together to provide quality services that meet individual patient needs. The team includes the following members:
- Family physician;
- Social worker;
- Administrative assistant.
The program offers routine follow-up visits and provides a medical formula and specialty products to patients. While the primary centre for the PKU Program is based in the Greater Moncton area, some of the team members regularly travel to the other health care zones to provide services to patients throughout the province.
Contact and office location
NB PKU Clinic
Dieppe Health Centre
667 Champlain Street, Suite 105B
PKU Program for NB, Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC
330 University Avenue
Moncton, N.B. E1C 2Z3
Phone: 506-869-2848 or 1-877-4PKUPCU