Recommendations when to order or not order the test. May include related or preferred tests.
This test is used to evaluate and monitor methylmalonic acidemia.
Unique test identifier.
Process(es) used to perform the test.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Days of the week the test is performed.
Expected turnaround time for a result, beginning when ARUP has received the specimen.
New York DOH Approval Status
Indicates test has been approved by the New York State Department of Health.
This test is New York DOH approved.
Plain red or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).
Centrifuge and remove serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Immediately transfer 1.2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and refrigerate or freeze. (Min: 0.6 mL)
Room temperature specimens. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Normal range/expected value(s) for a specific disease state. May also include abnormal ranges.
Effective July 18, 2011
Background information for test. May include disease information, patient result explanation, recommendations, details of testing, associated diseases, explanation of possible patient results.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Additional information related to the test.
The American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes published in ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory are provided for informational purposes only. The codes reflect our interpretation of CPT coding requirements based upon AMA guidelines published annually. CPT codes are provided only as guidance to assist clients with billing. ARUP strongly recommends that clients confirm CPT codes with their Medicare administrative contractor, as requirements may differ. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. ARUP Laboratories assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes published.
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Other names that describe the test. Synonyms.
MMA (Methylmalonic Acid, Serum or Plasma (Metabolic Disorders))
Methylmalonic Acid, Serum or Plasma (Metabolic Disorders)