Methylmalonic acid (urine)

This is an important test that is typically used as an indicator of vitamin B12 deficiency.

3 tests included
16 days turnaround



About Methylmalonic acid (urine)

What is methylmalonic acid?

Methylmalonic acid (MMA) is a compound produced as part of amino acid metabolism. MMA is broken down in a reaction which requires vitamin B12, meaning that a lack of available B12 leads to increased MMA levels. The body requires vitamin B12 to produce red blood cells (RBCs), the oxygen carriers in the bloodstream. Deficiency can lead to anaemia where the body does not produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body.  

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of methylmalonic acid in the urine. It is typically used as an indicator of vitamin B12 deficiency.


What's tested

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.