1. Would Metabolite's claim 13 be found patentable under the reasoning of Bilski? "13. A method for detecting a deficiency of cobalamin or folate in warm-blooded animals comprising the steps of: assaying a body fluid for an elevated level of total homocysteine; and correlating an elevated level of total homocysteine in said body fluid with a deficiency of cobalamin or folate."
Patentable because it satisfies the MACHINE prong of the machine-transformation test.
Patentable because it satisfies the TRANSFORMATION prong of the machine-transformation test.
Unpatentable under the revived mental steps doctrine of Bilski.
Unpatentable for failing to the MACHINE-TRANSFORMATION test.