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A new blood test for Fibromyalgia?

In 2012, Bruce Gillis, M.D. published a paper reporting “Unique immunologic patterns in fibromyalgia.” 1 On the basis of these findings, a new blood test 2 for diagnosing Fibromyalgia was developed and patented by Dr. Gillis. While there has been additional research 3 supporting these findings, there is also caution 4.

To date, the test is only available through one laboratory, Epic Genetics, a biotech startup founded by Dr. Gillis 5. The test costs approximately $775, which may or may not be covered by insurance.