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Off to see Dr Kogelnik next month - any tests definitely to ask for?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Scavo86, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Scavo86

    Scavo86 Senior Member

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    Am travelling from the UK and am booked in for August 28th, very excited. I am sure Dr Kogelnik will do a full work up on me, but having not had any specific ME/CFS testing before, are there any labs that I should definitely been asking for? Maybe if any of his current patients could give a run down of what blood tests he offers, that would be amazing as well :) Cheers y'all, Rob.
     
  2. LHCTom

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    Here is a decent list of differentials to have eliminated if possible from the Stanford website:
    http://chronicfatigue.stanford.edu/overview/diagnosis.html

    They also review some of infections to look for:
    http://chronicfatigue.stanford.edu/infections/

    You will want to have a thorough infectious disease set of tests including HHV-6, EBV, CMV, Toxoplasma gondii, Lyme - Borrelia burgdorferi, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Q Fever, Arbovirus, etc...

    Natural Killer Cell Function test fro Focus Labs
    http://www.focusdx.com/focus/1-reference_laboratory/print_prod.asp?unitCode=20595

    IgG subclasses 1...4
    http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/IgGsubclasses/subkl4.htm

    Take a look at Dr Lerner's Diagnostic and Treatment guide:
    http://www.treatmentcenterforcfs.com/video/documents/MECFSTreatmentResourceGuideforPractitioners.pdf

    Good Luck
     
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  3. Scavo86

    Scavo86 Senior Member

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    Thanks ever so much for that LHCTom, I happened to PM you a week or two back as well, hope you got the message ok. Thanks, Rob.
     
  4. nanc107

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    Please let us know how it goes with Dr. Kogelnick and how he helped you. Thanks.
     
  5. Scavo86

    Scavo86 Senior Member

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    Will do nanc :)
     
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    You should probably contact the office and ask about anything you can do ahead of time. That way Dr. K will have more information to go on.
     
  7. Scavo86

    Scavo86 Senior Member

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    I was thinking that exact same thing this weekend Irene, am going to phone the office tomorrow.
     

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