This test is used to diagnose megaloblastic anemia; elevated levels of methylmalonic acid provide an early indication of cobalamin (B12) deficiency.
People with vitamin B-12 deficiency almost always have elevated levels of methylamalonic acid, however positive test does not confirm deficiency. Vitamin -B12 deficiency causes megaloblastic anaemia, oral ulcers and peripheral neuropathy.
Anaemic work-up, suspected vitamin B 12/folate deficiency.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum – TC – 34879
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.