Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia
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 ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital.