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Homocysteine and MMA need to be check first to determine the cause. It could be folate deficiency too. She needs a complete blood work and depending on the results the treatment can be implemented. She should see her PCP and have this done. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please leave a positive rating.
The test result could indicate either B12 or folate deficiency. MMA and homocysteine in blood are necessary to determine the etiology. A full test in blood is necessary to determine the diagnosis and treatment.
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It's the same test. However both of them (methymalonic and homocysteine) have to be checked at the same time to have an accurate diagnosis. With only MMA test is not possible to make as accurate diagnosis.
It could still be B12 or Vita B12 deficiency. Please leave a positive rating.
1000 mcg daily for 7 days and then 1000 mcg weekly. Thanks for your rating.
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