The CellTrend AutoAntibodyTest
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- Scheibenbogen, Kaufman
Dr. Carmen Scheibenbogen, a German doctor and researcher, in collaboration with Celltrend - a German lab - have produced an auto-antibody test for ME/CFS which assesses the levels of three auto-antibodies against the b2-adrenergic receptor, the muscarinic cholinergic receptor 3 (M3) and the muscarinic cholinergic receptor 4 (M4).
One study suggests that from 20-30% of ME/CFS patients have elevated levels of these auto-antibodies. Dr. Kaufman recently reported that he's had success using the Celltrend test to determine which patients benefit from Rituximab.
Through it's Ramsay Awards the Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) funded Dr. Scheibenbogen's work in 2016 and 2017.
In a small ME/CFS trial Dr. Scheibenbogen found success using a process called Immunoadsorption to reduce the autoantibody levels.
Learn more about Dr. Scheibenbogen's work in ME/CFS
The CellTrend / Scheibenbogen Autoantibody Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Diagnositic test for ME/CFS featuring autoantibodies