First blood test for fibromyalgia could provide answers, validation

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May 15, 2019

In a ground breaking development, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered biological markers that can be used to quickly and accurately diagnose fibromyalgia, while differentiating it from other chronic pain conditions. Diagnosis was made using a JASCO NRS-4100 NIR Raman system.

Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona, co-author of the study and professor of food science and technology at Ohio State, explains, “Now, we can see that certain patterns in those fingerprints indicate fibromyalgia, while different ones signal other conditions.”

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About the Author

Dr. Carlos Morillo received his Post Doc at Advanced Industrial Science & Technology in Fukuoka and was a Research Scientist at Kyushu University in Japan where he lived for several years. Carlos received his Doctor of Engineering from Kyushu University and his Masters and BS from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas Venezuela. He is an Applications Scientist at JASCO.