Explain how the FM/a® Test works. What is it looking for, and how accurate is it?
How do I get the FM/a® Test, and does the insurance cover it?
Why hasn’t my doctor told me about this test?
How long after getting a flu shot do I have to wait to take the test? What about the medications I take?
I already know I have fibromyalgia, what’s the benefit of having the test?
Is there a direct treatment for fibromyalgia?
How do I participate in research to identify genetic markers for fibromyalgia?
How can I participate in the clinical trial evaluating a vaccine treatment?
When will the clinical trial begin?
What’s the benefit of being selected for the trial if I might get the placebo?
Once the trial is completed, what happens?
Fibromyalgia and Covid-19: Help Us Find the Answers
Apply for the EpicGenetics FM/a® Test for diagnosing fibromyalgia and you may also consent to undergo, at no additional fee, an FDA-authorized Covid-19 antibody blood test. This antibody test will be performed by the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Department of Pathology on a blood sample acquired at the same time as your FM/a® Test sample.
Your participation will help medical researchers determine whether people with fibromyalgia, as documented with a positive FM/a® Test score, may be at a reduced risk for the life-threatening cytokine storm complications of a Covid-19 infection. This medical study is being conducted by EpicGenetics and the Department of Pathology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
Many researchers have documented the occurrence of life-threatening cytokine protein storms involving the IL-6 and IL-8 cytokines in severe and often fatal Covid-19 infections. FM/a® Test positive patients have a proven reduced capacity to produce both IL-6 and IL-8. This new study will help determine whether FM/a® Test positive fibromyalgia patients have a reduced risk for this serious Covid-19 infection complication.