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Doctors do not use lab tests to diagnose
fibromyalgia. The results of lab tests done on people
with fibromyalgia should be normal unless another condition is present.
You may have lab tests to rule out other diseases or to find out
whether you have another disease in addition to fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia may
occur along with other joint and muscle (rheumatic) diseases, such as
rheumatoid arthritis. Finding these other conditions is important, because
they may need different treatment.
If your doctor thinks that you may have another muscle or joint
disease based on your symptoms, history, and physical exam, he or she may do
any of the following tests:
The test results may show that you have a disease other than
fibromyalgia. It is also possible that you have both fibromyalgia and another
condition. Test results can be
Doctors do not use these tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. You only
need them if your medical history and physical exam suggest that you might have
a condition other than fibromyalgia.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 19, 2016
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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