Unfortunately, there is no laboratory test to diagnose fibromyalgia. The diagnosis is made clinically based on symptoms and a tender point examination. However, laboratory tests can be used to rule out other explanations for the syptoms (Lyme disease, B12 deficiency, thyroid antibodies etc).
Testing for Fibromyalgia in children?
My step-son has been reluctantly diagnosed by a physician with fibromyalgia. He’s 15 years old, obese, flat-footed and we believe he’s exaggerating. Is there a definitive test to rule out fibromyalgia in a child. He’s been reading about it extensively online and believes everything sounds like his “symptoms”. We don’t want to ignore actual pain but we also don’t want to proceed with a misdiagnosis. We are in the DC Metro area.