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Test Code MMAU Methylmalonic Acid, Quantitative, Urine

Reporting Name

Methylmalonic Acid, QN, U

Useful For

Evaluating children with signs and symptoms of methylmalonic acidemia

 

Evaluating individuals with signs and symptoms associated with a variety of causes of cobalamin deficiency

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Urine


Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Overnight fast required

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect second-voided specimen after an overnight fast.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  28 days
  Ambient  21 days

Reference Values

<3.60 mmol/mol creatinine

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Continuous until noon

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

83921

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MMAU Methylmalonic Acid, QN, U 25116-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
80290 Methylmalonic Acid, QN, U 25116-5

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Method Name

Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755)

-Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798)