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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a confusing illness, in as much as no one really knows what causes it. It's thought, however, that viral infection or damage to the immune system may be a factor.
The illness often follows a chest and gastric infection from which the person fails to fully recover. The major feature is a severe and debilitating muscle fatigue following exertion. Females are more commonly affected and the peak incidence is between the ages of 30 - 40 years, although young children and the elderly can also develop this.
The condition improves with rest in many cases, although often not to their previous level of ability. 25% of people become chronically ill over a number of years with a marked reduction in ability.
This profile sets out to diagnose the illness by testing for Herpes virus 6, Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody, Vitamin D, C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Lymphocyte Subsets.
This test is designed for people looking for a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
Although called a vitamin, vitamin D is actually a hormone which is activated by sunshine on your skin. Vitamin D is essential for bone strength as it helps your intestines absorb calcium. However, it is thought that vitamin D also plays an important role in immune function, as well as in many chronic diseases and mental health.
Many people in the UK do not produce enough Vitamin D, especially in the winter months with fewer daylight hours. It is now recommended that you get 10 - 15 minutes of unprotected sun exposure every day to ensure you are producing enough vitamin D. In winter months, if your levels are found to be low, you may wish to take a supplement.
C Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein made in the liver in response to inflammation or infection in the body. It can rise very rapidly when tissues are inflamed as a result of infection. It is a non-specific test as although it can identify that infection and inflammation is occuring in the body, it cannot specify where.
A raised level will normally be investigated further to identify the source of the inflammation.
We will send you your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Profile blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Profile test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Profile test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Profile test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.