List of tests for diagnosis and treatment

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The following is a list of possible tests to diagnose or help manage the symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia and mast cell activation syndrome. Many of these tests have not been established as the standard of care and are thus in the research phase.

Test Type Lab(s) ME/CFS EDS POTS MCAS
Red blood cell magnesium Blood (intracellular) US: Quest A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that patients with CFS had lower rbc magnesium than controls. Treatment with magnesium sulphate via intramuscular injection improved symptoms.[1]
Carnitine Serum
Acetylcholine autoantibodies
Pyruvate dehydrogenase
Natural killer cell function
VO2 Max Test
2-day cardiopulmonary exercise test

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  1. Cox, I. M.; Campbell, M. J.; Dowson, D. (Mar 30, 1991). "Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome". Lancet (London, England). 337 (8744): 757–760. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID 1672392. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome


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