Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
There is no single test to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome. The disease is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that all other conditions and illnesses that cause the symptoms are ruled out. CFS may be diagnosed based on the following:
Laboratory tests are used to rule out other fatigue-causing diseases. Also, some laboratory abnormalities are seen in CFS and support the diagnosis.
Your doctor may perform the following tests:
Your doctor may perform the following imaging studies:
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