There is no diagnostic blood test for ME/CFS – but testing your blood is essential to rule out other illnesses that can cause similar symptoms as part of the diagnostic process and when new symptoms develop or existing symptoms worsen.
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include: What does a blood test measure? Is there a diagnostic blood test for ME/CFS? The search for a diagnostic marker, What blood tests should be taken before a diagnosis is confirmed? The results, what do they mean? When should blood tests be repeated or extended? Specific blood tests (in detail) and what they can tell us about your state of health.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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