How is the antipolymer antibody assay used in the workup of fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The antipolymer antibody assay is a blood test. Antipolymer antibodies are present in approximately 50% of patients with fibromyalgia. This biologic marker may provide conclusive evidence for a subgroup of people with fibromyalgia.


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