The Blood Test for Fibromyalgia is Here!

This is a joke, right? No! The FM/a blood test will put an end to the question, “How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?” In March 2016, the FM/a blood test was FDA approved and is covered by most health insurance. If you need proof, here is your blood test.

The FM/a blood test looks for fibromyalgia by finding specific abnormalities only in the white blood cells. The protein molecules called the chemokines and cytokines which are produced by the white blood cells are abnormally low in those who have fibromyalgia.

The genetic testing has not been approved by health insurances yet, the cost runs around $750. These genetic tests look for biomarkers specific to fibromyalgia in the white blood cells. Critics claim these same blood markers can be seen in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, not true. Doctors can see the inflammation in the markers for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The biomarkers specific to fibromyalgia show no inflammation, just the abnormalities. These abnormal biomarkers are what creates impaired immune systems in fibromyalgia patients.

There are two major players currently in this game of answering our questions about fibromyalgia. How, when, why and is there an actual genetic marker for fibromyalgia? Bruce Gillis, CEO of Epic Genetics and Dr. Denise Faustmen who leads laboratory clinical trials and testing in Massachusetts, finding the FM/a blood test to run true in 99% of all fibromyalgia sufferers.

EpicGenetics is currently looking at the vaccine that is currently used for tuberculosis to correct the abnormalities found in the immune system of individuals who are positively diagnosed with fibromyalgia. They are also attempting to find out if there is a gene specific to fibromyalgia proving the suspected hereditary connection between family members that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

The information I have presented in my post can be referenced in various articles found on the Great Americans (.world) website. I suggest you save this website to your favorites. The information is daunting and up to date! Vaccine trials are due to begin within a year and 25,000 Americans with fibromyalgia will be invited to participate. IF you are interested make sure your name is on file with Antidote, you can sign up on the right side of the page of my blog.

The future is getting brighter!

IMG_2890~Kim

11 comments

  1. I’m certainly very curious about this, do I must admit I do have my doubts. Perhaps because it’s been so long coming, or having not really seen the proof yet; I have a feeling there will be a lot of disputes in using the test and the reliability of the results, but it’s certainly an amazing, positive step forward in the right direction for fibro sufferers! 🙂

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    1. I think any type of ‘invisible’ illness or disease will always be questioned by people. I go back to the old saying “seeing is believing”. I’m very excited that this test is a beginning… there is so much more to Fibro than a blood test. This is just a start.

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