Anemia Profile, Megaloblastic

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Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
CPT Code:

82136; 83918

Test Type: 2mL Serum or plasma


Use: Diagnose megaloblastic anemia. Elevated levels of methylmalonic acid provide an early indication of cobalamin (B12) deficiency.

Methodology: Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Specimen: Serum or plasma

Volume: 2 mL

Minimum Volume:1 mL

Container: Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube

Collection: Separate serum or plasma from cells within one hour of collection and transfer to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions: Room temperature