Methylmalonic Acid (MMA), Urine
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Urine

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Description: Methylmalonic Acid(MMA) is a substance produced when proteins (amino acids) in the body break down. MMA is used to help detect early and/or mild vitamin B12 deficiency, especially at the tissue level.

If an individual has kidney disease, he may have a high level of MMA in his blood. If the kidneys are not functioning properly, they cannot properly eliminate MMA in the urine, causing MMA to accumulate in the blood.

Includes: Creatinine

Methodology: Gas Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS/MS)

Alternative Name(s): MMA

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.