New fibro test -The FM test measures levels of protein molecules called cytokines which play an important role in the immune system. Research by Dr Bruce Gillis found that patients with fibromyalgia have an immune system disorder which cause lower levels of cytokines, produced by white blood cells.
Scientists have developed a silicon-based peptide chip that they claim could form the basis of a real-time, point-of-care diagnostic platform. The team, headed by researchers at Stanford School of Medicine and Intel, designed their prototype chip, which they’ve called the Intel array, for identifying proteins associated with severe forms of systemic lupus erthyematosus (SLE).
People at High Risk for Lupus Can Be Identified Through Blood Test