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Test Code MMA Methylmalonic Acid, Serum/Plasma

Clinical System Name

Methylmalonic acid quant, serum

Synonyms

MMA

MMA quant, serum

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lt. Green/Lithium Heparin, Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol:  1 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin:Y

Aliquot:Y

Temp:-20 C

Storage location: -20 C BCG  Box

 

Off-site collection: Spin and freeze plasma/serum and ship frozen

Stability

Temperature Time
Room temp  2 hr
Refrigerated 1 mo
Frozen (Plasma/Serum only) 1 yr

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Th 5-7 days

 

Contact the Biochemical Genetics Lab for requests outside of stated availability (206)987-2216.

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory

Department

Department:  Biochemical Genetics

Phone Number: 206-987-2216

Reference Range

≤0.40 nmol/mL

Methodology

Method: Liquid chromotography, Tandem Mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Analytical Volume: 0.1 mL serum/plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83921