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What lab work should be done before a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome is given? Lupus, Lyme disease, heptatitis, anything else?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varied

There are many different reasons for a person to suffer from fatigue: anemia, hypothyroidism, and many of the autoimmubne diseases.
It is generally a diagnosis of exclusion. So lab work should include routine studies such as blood counts, liver and renal function and thyroid function studies. Only if all of these are normal would i pursue further studies.

In brief: Varied

There are many different reasons for a person to suffer from fatigue: anemia, hypothyroidism, and many of the autoimmubne diseases.
It is generally a diagnosis of exclusion. So lab work should include routine studies such as blood counts, liver and renal function and thyroid function studies. Only if all of these are normal would i pursue further studies.
Dr. Douglas Mund
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Dr. Tedde Rinker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Those are a start

You definitely want to rule out conditions which can be more quicly targeted and treated.
Your list so far is good. Add to that ruling out adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and other viral & bacterial infections. Food allergies and metal toxicity can also cause fatigue and multi systems symptoms.

In brief: Those are a start

You definitely want to rule out conditions which can be more quicly targeted and treated.
Your list so far is good. Add to that ruling out adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, and other viral & bacterial infections. Food allergies and metal toxicity can also cause fatigue and multi systems symptoms.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Dr. Stephen Lorino
Internal Medicine

In brief: The basics

Rule out anemia, diabetes, thyroid, vitamin b12, kidney and liver issues.

In brief: The basics

Rule out anemia, diabetes, thyroid, vitamin b12, kidney and liver issues.
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