Methylmalonic acid, serum or plasma

Alphabetical Test listing

Methylmalonic acid, serum or plasma-13583

  
Methylmalonic acid, serum or plasma
  
13583
  
LAB13583
  
MMA
  

Serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) measurement is used to evaluate individuals with signs and symptoms associated with vitamin B12 deficiency or congenital methylmalonic academia.

  
Serum
  
  
2.0 mL
  
0.6 mL
  

Spin within one (1) hour of specimen collection

 

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Heparin plasma
  

Red serum vial/tube, 5 mL

Dk green heparin (Li or Na), no gel

  

  

Spin and separate within one (1) hour of specimen collection

  
  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days

Ambient - 14 days

Frozen - 19 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3

  
  • Plasma from a light blue-top (citrate)
  • Plasma from a yellow-top tube (ACD) 
  
LabCorp Burlington (706961): R-LC
  
Mo - Fr
  
3 - 7 days
  

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

  

0 - 378 nmol/L

  
83921
  
Result UNLOINC
  
04/10/2019
  
03/30/2021
  
03/16/2021