THE VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE PATHOLOGY INVESTIGATION
THE INVESTIGATION OF ERRORS IN PATHOLOGY TESTS
FOR VITAMIN B12 AND FOLATE DEFICIENCY
BY MEANS OF MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS
THE METHYLMALONIC ACID INVESTIGATION
THE MMA EXPERIMENT
Summary
Method
Observations
Problems
Results - Notes
Results - Series 1
Conclusions

Gross Errors in Results

  • Two labs out of four gave very significantly erroneous results for methylmalonic acid

Citing Grossly Erroneous "Normal" Range

  • Two labs cite a normal maximum significantly above the safe level for methylmalonic acid

Excessive Time to Process Samples

  • Two labs took up to 36 days to process samples for methylmalonic acid, a weekly test .

Loss or Destruction of Blood Samples

  • One lab deliberately destroyed at least four blood samples

Hostile Response to Complaints

  • One lab responded to my complaints with a threat of legal action
  • Two labs strongly defended that lab
  • No lab offered to investigate my complaints

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