MMAP - Specimen: Methylmalonic Acid (MMA), Quantitative, Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MMAP    
Methylmalonic Acid (MMA), Quantitative, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.


Preferred: Green top (sodium heparin)

Acceptable: EDTA

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen (

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross OK



Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
PlasmaRefrigerated (preferred)48 days
 Ambient 48 days
 Frozen 48 days