ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.
Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.
Groundbreaking Blood Test Detects Fibromyalgia
Tuesday 19 March 2019
Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia
New research finds an accurate way of diagnosing fibromyalgia and differentiating it from other related conditions. Using blood samples and innovative techniques, scientists have detected a "molecular fingerprint" that is unique to the condition.
Chronic pain throughout the body is the main characteristic of fibromyalgia. However, many people with the condition often experience a wider range of symptoms, which often have similarities to other conditions.
The fact that the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia coincide with those of other disorders makes it challenging for doctors to diagnose, and often people living with fibromyalgia "are still sometimes made to feel like it's all in their head."
But, new research may have found a way to rectify this. Scientists have managed to detect fibromyalgia in blood samples and differentiate it from other similar conditions.
Kevin Hackshaw, a professor in the College of Medicine at the Ohio State University in Columbus and a rheumatologist at the university's Wexner Medical Center, led the new research.
Prof. Hackshaw and his colleagues published their study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Registered Charity 3104
PO Box 322,
South Australia 5092
1300 128 339
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm