Methylmalonic Acid Test
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Methylmalonate Test - More Information
The methylmalonic acid test, also known as a methylmalonic acid blood test, methylmalonate lab test and an MMA level test, measures the methylmalonic acid blood level.
Methylmalonic acid is an acid that has a role in an energy production process in the body known as the Krebs cycle. Methylmalonic acid requires vitamin B12 to function properly in the body and, as a result, can help with identifying a vitamin B12 deficiency. For this reason, the methylmalonic acid blood test is sometimes ordered with the B12 blood test.
To get a methylmalonic acid test near you, simply order online and get tested at your selected Quest Diagnostics lab location. Once your methylmalonate lab results are ready, they will be available for electronic download. As can be seen on the methylmalonic acid blood sample report above, methylmalonate levels are reported as a numerical result and can be compared against a reference range provided by the lab. Of note, we also provide a methylmalonic acid urine test for anyone who wants urine methylmalonate levels instead of blood levels.
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