FM/a® – The FM Test, is the first objective test to diagnose fibromyalgia via a simple blood test, with results usually available in a week.
Most fibromyalgia patients spend an average of five painful years and thousands of dollars annually to get a fibromyalgia diagnosis. FM/a® 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® – The FM Test 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 higher than 50.
The sensitivity for FM/a® approaches 93% and its specificity exceeds 90%. FM/a’s® sensitivity is comparable to that of the HIV blood test. And by comparison the rheumatoid arthritis blood test is only 50 percent sensitive. No medical test is 100 percent accurate.
To get started with ordering the FM Test, you MUST get your doctor’s authorization. To do this, please print out the following Doctor’s Authorization Form. Then, have your doctor complete it and fax it back to us at 310-552-1940. The Doctor’s Authorization Form can be found here: DOCTOR’S AUTHORIZATION FORM.
You MUST also provide us with some basic information, including your insurance plan information. This will allow us to check with your payer to see if they’ll pay for any or all of the test. To get started with the simple on-line form, click here: PATIENT INFORMATION FORM.