FM/a® – The FM Test, is the first objective test to diagnose fibromyalgia via a simple blood test, with results usually available in less than a week.
Most fibromyalgia patients spend an average of five painful years and thousands of dollars annually to get a fibromyalgia diagnosis. The FM Test now makes it possible to know if you have fibromyalgia in a fraction of the time and money patients currently spend seeking a diagnosis.
FM/a® is a multi-biomarker-based test which concerns immune system white blood chemokine and cytokine patterns. Patients with fibromyalgia have a significantly dysregulated pattern regarding these proteins.
Test results are based upon a 1-100 scoring system, with fibromyalgia patients having scores of 50 and above.
The FM Test is more than 93 percent sensitive, a sensitivity comparable to the HIV blood test. By comparison the rheumatoid arthritis blood test (rheumatoid factor-RF) is under 50% sensitive. No medical test is 100 percent accurate.The FM Test is only available upon the order of a licensed physician.