Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) Blood Test
Vitamins (1 Biomarker)
Special instructionsDo not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether you should stop before testing.
The measurement of raised methylmalonic acid levels in the blood or urine is a useful and sensitive early indicator of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms usually develop gradually but can worsen if the condition goes untreated, they include feeling faint, pale skin and palpitations.
This test measures the level of methylmalonic acid in the blood.
Why take this test?
- You want an early indicator of a vitamin B12 deficiency
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