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Clinical Testing

 


For CFS/ME or FMS or autoimmune disease patients, The Institute for Molecular Medicine suggests the following lab tests (codes are CPT codes):


1. MycoplasmaTest Panel (CPT: 87798x3, 87581)—Mycoplasma species panel of 4 pathogenic mycoplasmas (M. fermentans, M. penumoniae, M. hominis, M. penetrans) by PCR. Justification: Almost 60% of CFS/FMS and 50% of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune patients have one or more intracellular, systemic mycoplasmal infections similar to those found in a variety of chronic illnesses [Nicolson et al. Mycoplasmal infections in chronic illnesses: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes, Gulf War Illness, HIV-AIDS and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Medical Sentinel 1999; 5:172-176]. Ultrasensitive and ultraspecific mycoplasma tests can only be done by a small number of labs, most university or government labs that have been trained by us under a U.S. government contract. Specimen Requirements: one (1) 5 cc Lavender top Plastic Tube (EDTA). The blood is collected, immediately mixed and placed on ice, then shipped on wet ice by courier (foreign shipments) to arrive within 24-36 hours.

2. Chlamydia pneumoniae Test (CPT: 87486)—Chlamydia pneumoniae by PCR. Justification: Many CFS, FMS,MS, RA and other patients have this systemic infection along with viral infection(s). We were among the few labs that developed the molecular tests that are now done for this type of infection. The other labs that use these procedures are university labs. Requirements: one (1) 5 cc Lavender top Plastic Tube (EDTA). Specimen Requirements: one (1) 5 cc Lavender top Plastic Tube (EDTA). The blood is collected, immediately mixed and placed on ice, then shipped on wet ice by courier to arrive within 24-36 hours.

3. Lyme BorreliaTest (CPT: 87476)—Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) by PCR. Justification: Many CFS, FMS and RA patients have this systemic infection (diagnosed as Lyme Disease) along with other infection(s). Requirements: one (1) 5 cc Lavender top Plastic Tube (EDTA). Specimen Requirements: one (1) 5 cc Lavender top Plastic Tube (EDTA). The blood is collected, immediately mixed and placed on ice, then shipped on wet ice by courier to arrive within 24-36 hours.

5. HHV-6 Test (CPT: 87532)—Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) test by PCR. Justification: Many CFS and some FMS patients have this systemic viral infection, and it should be tested for in any autoimmune illness. Specimen Requirements: Collect blood in one (1) 5 cc Lavender Top Plasma Tubes (EDTA), mixed and separate blood plasma by centrifugation. The plasma is then shipped on wet ice by courier to arrive within 24-36 hours.

6. CMV Test 07034 (CPT: 87496)—Cytomegalovirus (CMV) test by PCR. Justification: Many CFS and FMS patients have this systemic viral infection, and it should be tested for in any autoimmune illness. Specimen Requirements: Collect blood in one (1) 5 cc Lavender Top Plasma Tubes (EDTA), mixed and separate blood plasma by centrifugation. The plasma is then shipped on wet ice to arrive within 24-36 hours.


For best price and highest quality I suggest that the above PCR specialty tests for CFS/FMS patients be ordered through Medical Diagnostics Laboratories, 133 Gaither Drive Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 USA. Tel: 877-269-0090 (Sales). Order forms and additional information are available upon request or from their website: sales@MDLabs.com. Tests must be ordered by a physician, and tests must be pre-paid or pre-approved by an insurance carrier (private insurance or Medicare, Medicaid or Medical). The Institute for Molecular Medicine website is www.immed.org. On this site you will find publications and documents on CFS/ME, FMS, autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses.

Prof. Garth Nicolson
President & Chief Scientific Officer,
The Institute for Molecular Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine