Imperial Collage Healthcare

Methylmalonic acid (blood)


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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