Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: December 5, 2023 @ 10:13 am


Methylmalonic Acid, Serum or Plasma

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Serum . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1.5 mL (Min:0.6 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Separate aliquot required for each frozen test ordered
  • Separate from cells within 2 hours of collection
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Specimen submitted at room temperature
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Reported:2-4 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 83921
  • 91165 - M-MALONIC ACID
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