Methylmalonic Acid Testing (12/3/12)

Effective November 26, 2012, Solstas Lab Partners announced the availability of testing for methylmalonic acid (MMA) at our Greensboro, NC reference laboratory. This testing will be performed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to assist in the assessment of patients with signs and symptoms associated with cobalamin (Vitamin B12) deficiency leading to methylmalonic acidemia. Several studies have suggested that the determination of serum or urinary methylmalonic acid may be a more reliable marker of cobalamin deficiency than direct cobalamin determination.

Please read the tech bulletin here: Methylmalonic Acid testing