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Better2Know Terms & Conditions
What is a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Test?
This is a test that aims to identify why you might be feeling extremely tired and generally unwell. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-term illness.
Why consider a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Test?
The main symptom of Chronic Fatigue is extreme tiredness. Other symptoms include:
- Muscle or joint pain
- Sleep problems
- Cognitive issues
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Sore throat
If you are feeling unusually tired on a regular basis, you should have a comprehensive check of the main causes of fatigue. This test will also look at other major causes of fatigue including diabetes, anaemia, and vitamin deficiencies.
How does this test work?
This test requires a blood sample. Your kit will contain everything you need for your sample to be collected by a nurse and sent for analysis to our accredited UK laboratory for testing.
What tests will you run on my sample?
This test can detect the following:
- Epstein-Barr Virus. This test will detect antibodies to the Epstein-Barr Virus which can cause glandular fever. C-reactive protein (CRP). This is a marker of inflammation. This test measures the level of CRP in your blood.
- Vitamin D. Low levels can result in depression, feeling low in energy, and an increase in body aches and pains.
- Lymphocytes. This test tells you how strong your immune system is and helps to predict how likely you are to develop an infection.
When will my test kit arrive?
If you place your order before 4 pm, Monday to Friday, we will dispatch your kit on the same day by first class post. If you want a tracked and guaranteed delivery please select Special Delivery at check out.
How will I receive my test results?
The confidential results of your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Test will be ready within five working days after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area at any time. Our Patient Services team will contact you when all of your results are ready to view.
What should I do with my results?
If your test reveals any abnormal levels, you should see a doctor about the results. Medication can be prescribed, and further testing may be recommended to ensure the success of treatment. Better2Know can arrange private doctor consultations nationwide with our network of skilled doctors based across the UK. Alternatively, you can take your results to your own GP if you prefer.
How can I order my test?
You can order your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Test now by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button. To speak to an advisor and purchase this test over the phone, call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our Patient Services team will answer any questions you have and process your order.
Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 for your convenience.
How it works
How It Works
Buying your home test kits online is simple:
- 1 Buy your test online.
- 2 Receive it in the post.
- 3 Provide a sample.
- 4 Free return postage to the lab.
- 5 Check your results securely online.
We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When will you send my kit to me?
If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.
Q: Why do you need my email address?
Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.
Q: Do I need to use my real name?
No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.
Q: What does the kit packaging look like?
It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.
Q: What if I have any more questions?
You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.