Blood Work Lab Tests

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GiraffeLoverJen, May 31, 2006.

  1. GiraffeLoverJen

    GiraffeLoverJen New Member

    Hi! I am newly diagnosed (within the last 2 weeks) with fibro and I'd like to know what lab work and blood tests you all would recommedn to rule out things like Lyme disease, RA, etc...
  2. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Here's the FFC test list. These are the tests they use to try to track down what's going on. It's a lot. You might want to start with the thyroid tests (TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3 & reverse T4) and the other hormones at first. We usually have thyroid problems.
    ((love)) Shannon

    ALL PATIENTS INNITIAL
    A/G ratio
    ACH
    ACTH
    aldosterone
    angiotensin II
    AST/SGG-1
    B 12
    cardio CRP
    CBC
    CMP
    cortisol F & T
    DHEA-S
    FSR
    ferritin
    fibrogen
    folato RBC
    heavy hetals panel
    hemoglobin A1c
    IGF-1
    IgC subclass
    insulin
    iron study/TIBC
    lipid panel
    lipoprotein
    NK cell activity
    pregnenolone
    reverse T3
    RNASL-L act
    SHBG
    T3 free
    T4 free
    testosterone F & T
    thrombotic marker panel
    thyroblobulin
    thyroid peroxidase AB
    TNF
    total IGG/IGA/IGM
    TSH
    vitamin D panel

    FEMALE IF >40 OR SIGNS OF LOW ESTROGEN
    estradiol
    FSH
    I H
    progesterone

    FEMALE - IF MENOPAUSAL CONSIDER
    N-tolopeptide serum

    MALE - CONSIDER
    dihydrotestosterone
    PSA free & total

    MALE/FEMALE CONSIDER
    anti-T3 AB
    anti-T4 AB
    anti-TSH AB
    IGFBP-3
    interpheron, alpha
    lipid peroxidase
    magnesium RBC
    somatostatin
    TBG
    TSH
    TSH receptor AB

    INFECTIOUS PANEL
    babesia
    candida IgG/IgM/IgA
    chlamydia pneuom
    CMV IgG
    CMV IgM
    FBV early antigen
    EBV panel
    ehrlichia chaffoensis ABS
    HHVS
    lyme disease IgG/IgM
    lyme disease WB
    mycoplasma IgG
    mycoplasma IgM
    nasal swab for coag neg staph

    CONSIDER FOR INFECTIOUS PANEL
    coxsackie type A
    coxsackie type B
    parvovirus AB B19 IgG/IgM
    [This Message was Edited on 06/01/2006]
  3. GiraffeLoverJen

    GiraffeLoverJen New Member

    Thanks so much for the great list. I printed that out and I'm taking it to my doc next time I go.

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