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Are there specific tests to make the diagnosis of fibromyalgia?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Fibromyalgia can not be diagnosed by blood tests, MRI or other such tests.
It is strictly a clinical diagnosis made by taking a careful history and performing a physical exam. Laboratory tests are useful to make certain the symptoms are not caused by some other condition.

In brief: No
Fibromyalgia can not be diagnosed by blood tests, MRI or other such tests.
It is strictly a clinical diagnosis made by taking a careful history and performing a physical exam. Laboratory tests are useful to make certain the symptoms are not caused by some other condition.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: None.
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by history, physical exam and ruling out other causes.
Laboratory tests are usually normal.

In brief: None.
Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by history, physical exam and ruling out other causes.
Laboratory tests are usually normal.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not orthodox
? if are "specific tests" for fibromyalgia (FM).
Defining lab/imaging test nonexistent; FM not caused by single disorder. Causality varies among sufferers, each w. unique combo of afflictions: number childbirths, variety of biomechanical injuries, varying repetitive stress injuries & obesity, differing penetrance of hypermobity & unique levels of sedentariness from variety of chronic illnesses.

In brief: Not orthodox
? if are "specific tests" for fibromyalgia (FM).
Defining lab/imaging test nonexistent; FM not caused by single disorder. Causality varies among sufferers, each w. unique combo of afflictions: number childbirths, variety of biomechanical injuries, varying repetitive stress injuries & obesity, differing penetrance of hypermobity & unique levels of sedentariness from variety of chronic illnesses.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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