Fibromyalgia. It’s time you know the truth.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder marked by symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, and thinking and memory problems. Known to impact an estimated six percent or more of the population, it isn’t age, gender or ethnically specific. Without objective diagnostic tools FM sufferers have historically been subject to speculation and skepticism by friends, family and even the medical community.Read more.
Current FM treatment options include anticonvulsants, opioids, and antidepressants, which may help temporarily manage symptoms, but can’t treat the underlying cause. Several of these drugs carry “Black Box Warnings” regarding their potentially dangerous side effects.
The FM/a® Test around the world. We now offer testing of patients from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Turkey, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
I’m ready. How do I get the FM/a® Test?
If you can answer yes to experiencing or having recently experienced at least four of these common fibromyalgia symptoms you are a good candidate for the FM/a® Test.
- Chronic fatigue
- Many painful or tender areas
- Mental/brain fogginess
- Poor sleep
- Trouble concentrating
- Frequent headaches
Restless legs when you sleep
Numbness or tingling
To get the FM/a® Test, your healthcare provider must provide authorization. If you do not have a physician, EpicGenetics can help you find a healthcare professional. Please complete the FM/a® Test Application Form.
Fibromyalgia is no longer a medical disorder that is open to speculation and skepticism by friends, family and the medical community. The FM/a® Test looks directly at the biology of this disease, not just the symptoms, making the FM/a® Test the first, and currently only objective method to diagnose fibromyalgia via a simple blood test. The FM/a® Test results are usually available in about a week. The FM/a® Test is a multi-biomarker-based test, which analyzes your immune system’s white blood cell’s chemokine and cytokine patterns. Patients with fibromyalgia have an irregular pattern regarding these proteins. FM/a® Test results are based upon a 1-100 scoring system. The test is positive and confirms the diagnosis of fibromyalgia if the test result is above 50.0. The sensitivity for the FM/a® Test is approaching 99%.*
*While no medical test provides 100% certainty, The FM/a® Test offers today’s greatest possible degree of certainty.
What is the FM/a® Test?
The FM/a® Test, is the first and currently only objective, FDA-compliant (FDA CFR866.500) blood test for fibromyalgia. It’s simple and requires less than an ounce of blood. With a few exceptions, the FM/a® Test is available in most every state and is now available in Canada, Europe, Turkey, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Your blood specimen will be analyzed at our California laboratory.
A quick, accurate and definitive test for fibromyalgia. No more years of unnecessary costs and time-consuming testing to rule out other diseases or be told it is “all in your head”. The FM/a® Test is now covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. EpicGenetics can now help FM/a® Test applicants arrange for their blood draws at a local facility at no cost. Most areas of the United States are within the phlebotomy service region. A greater travel distance to the nearest blood draw site may be required for applicants living in remote locations or certain US states.