Open Medicine Institute
The Open Medicine Institute is in Mountain View, California, US with speciality in CFS/ME. It includes a clinic, onsite and remote laboratory services, and research facilities.
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Laboratory Services[edit | edit source]
OMI operates a network of phlebotomy / lab draw stations which service major national labs (i.e. Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp) and dozens of regional and specialty labs. The network includes a location on-site at the OMI building in Mountain View, CA, and a number of others around the state of California. In addition, remote/in-home phlebotomist services are offered nationwide for patients who are unable to visit one of the draw stations.
A fee is charged for all blood draws. This includes draws for tests run by Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, which would typically be done for free at facilities operated by Quest and LabCorp, respectively.
Research Facilities[edit | edit source]
Open Medicine Institute runs clinical trials, community-based research programs, and provides lab services for researchers.
Location[edit | edit source]
2500 Hospital Drive - Building 2
Mountain View, CA 94040
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References[edit | edit source]
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.