Fatigue Test PanelThis test evaluates health factors that can contribute to extreme tiredness or chronic fatigue. Read more
Many people in the United States claim how tired they feel every single day.1 Some of these people may be suffering from chronic fatigue as a result of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or other diagnosable conditions. Chronic fatigue may present differently from person to person but can affect the quality of one’s life and general health. There are measurable factors in the body that can contribute to extreme tiredness and present as the underlying cause for fatigue.
These measurable factors make up the Fatigue Test Panel: Complete Blood Count (CBC), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), Ferritin, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) with reflex to Free T4 (FT4).
How it works
Yes, fatigue is also a common symptom of infectious mononucleosis (also called “mono” or “the kissing disease”). A Complete Blood Count (CBC) test is often used by healthcare providers when assessing for mono and is included in this test panel.
Other conditions, including fibromyalgia and many autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjögren’s syndrome) may also present with similar symptoms. If you are interested in having these other conditions tested, the Rheumatoid Arthritis Test and Autoimmune Screening Test (ANA with Reflex) are available for purchase.
- Family Safety & Health. Exhausted nation: Americans more tired than ever, survey finds. Accessed August 24, 2023. https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/22112-exhausted-nation-americans-more-tired-than-ever-survey-finds
- Quest Diagnostics. CBC (includes Differential and Platelets). Accessed August 10, 2023. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/6399/cbc-includes-differential-and-platelets?q=6399&cc=PHP
- Quest Diagnostics. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/10231/comprehensive-metabolic-panel?q=cmp&cc=PHP
- Quest Diagnostics. Hemoglobin A1c. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/496/hemoglobin-a1c?q=hba1c&cc=PHP
- Quest Diagnostics. Ferritin. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/457/ferritin?q=ferritin&cc=PHP
- Quest Diagnostics. TSH with Reflex to Free T4. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/36127/tsh-with-reflex-to-free-t4?q=36127&cc=PHP
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Accessed August 10, 2023. https://www.cdc.gov/me-cfs/index.html
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- Frontiers. "Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key thyroid hormones: Discovery of a crucial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and lower levels of key thyroid hormones raises hopes for treating this common yet debilitating disease." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 March 2018. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320084337.htm