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

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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