List of tests for diagnosis and treatment
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.
|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.|
|Natural killer cell function|
|VO2 Max Test|
|2-day cardiopulmonary exercise test|
See also[edit | edit source]
- Diagnostic biomarker
- List of abnormal findings in chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis
References[edit | edit source]
- 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, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.