MMA

Sample type: Plasma

Test name: MMA a.k.a. methylmalonic acid

Condition / Indication: methylmalonic aciduria, ?B12 deficiency

Special precautions & notes: None.

Reference range: Age related: ≤65 yrs 0-280 nmol/L; >65 yrs 0-360 nmol/L

Container: EDTA (lavender top)

Alternative container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 2 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Turnaround time: 20 days

Referral location: Nutristasis Unit, St Thomas' Hospital, Synnovis, North Wing - 4th Floor, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH