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Methylmalonic acid (blood)


Lab Code : CHEMRF


Clinical Indications
Evaluating patients with methylmalonic aciduria or a cobalamin defect.


Reference Range
See report


Sample Required
Heparin (green top) on ice rush to laboratory


Sample Volume
0.5 mL


Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test. It would rarely be necessary to perform this test in the initial investigation of an inherited metabolic disease. A urine organic acid profile would be the normal starting point.


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