Frequency of deviant immunological test values in chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 1995 Mar;2(2):238-40.

Abstract

Of 11 immunological tests done on chronic fatigue syndrome patients and on fatigued controls, 3 tests (protein A binding, Raji cell, or C3 or C4 [deviant values in either complement component were counted as positive]) with deviant results discriminated best among the groups. Other tests, including immunoglobulin G subclasses, complement component CH50, interleukin-2, and anticardiolipin antibodies, did not discriminate well among the groups.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / immunology*
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / psychology
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Tests
  • Reference Values