Has anyone taken the FM/a blood test that can diagnose with fibromyalgia? It is performed by EpicGenetics, Inc., a privately held biomedical company based in Los Angeles, California.
When I showed this website to my doctor, he pointed out that the FM/a test is not FDA approved yet, and he did not agree to authorize it for me.
This is what EpicGenetics says in their email:
"The FM/a test is currently the only objective, university medical center developed, highly… read more
I have taken the FM/a test.
I think Dr. Gillis's research is epically important. He is working to prove Fibromyalgia is an immune system issue, he is working to prove the genetic links, and he is working on a vaccine protocol to hopefully reverse the symptoms. If you go to the FM/a test website, at the bottom of the page are links to articles. The one called "A New Immunotherapy Paradigm: It's Not Just For Cancer Anymore" outlines his work really well.
I believe there is some insurance plans that cover it in the U.S., with more coming on board soon. Don't know about Medicare or Medicaid. Definitely not covered in Canada. You can always write and ask. They were always good about responding to any questions I had.
Yes, they want you to take the test, to show positive for FM, before you are eligible to part of the vaccine trial coming up.
That is really a shame about your doctor - do you have another medical specialist in your life you could ask to fill out the form?
My GP has known me for thirty years, he is often hesitant about new things I bring him that I want to try, but he did the research into this and felt the science was good. I took it so I could have the option to be part of the vaccine trials coming up, as I have done my research, and have a lot of hope for them. Not sure how I would get Boston, or even if I can cross the border to get to Boston (I am on medical marijuana) but it is a "one step at a time" thing.
I knew I had fibromyalgia, and had been diagnosed by a Rheumatologist a couple of years earlier, but it was still surprisingly affirming to receive the results of the blood test, and see just how much this disease is affecting me. I just sat and sobbed for an hour after opening the results.
They said my insurance covers 100%, but my doctor didn't want to be responsible for it.
I've had fibromyalgia for 24 years now, and I got officially diagnosed four years ago. I know I have it, but I still wanted to take this test in case my symptoms worsen to the point where I can't even work anymore and need to apply for social security disability in the future.