Blood and Urinary markers

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Abnormal Urinary metabolites


  • Increased creatine excretion in urine (suggesting muscle damage)
  • Some important blood and urinary markers were specifically found in ME patients in the following research paper:
    Hematologic and urinary excretion anomalies in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Niblett SH, King KE, Dunstan RH, Clifton-Bligh P, Hoskin LA, Roberts TK, Fulcher GR, McGregor NR, Dunsmore JC, Butt HL, Klineberg I, Rothkirch TB. 
  • Low total body Potassium

Other markers include:

  • Preliminary Determination of a Molecular Basis to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK, Klineberg IJ.; Biochemical & Molecular Medicine (1996) 57:73-80
  • Preliminary Determination of the Association Between Symptom Expression and Urinary Metabolites in Subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.; McGregor NR, Dunstan RH, Zerbes M, Butt HL, Roberts TK.; Biochemical & Molecular Medicine (1996) 58:85-92
  • A Preliminary Investigation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Roberts TK, Murdoch RN, Watkins JA, McGregor NR, Dunstan HR, Donohoe M, Taylor W.; Med J Australia (1995) 163:294-297

  • Bioaccumulated Chlorinated Hydrocabrons and Red/White Blood Cell Parameters; Dunstan HR, et al; Biochemical & Molecular Medicine (1996) 58:77-84

  • Psychological Inventory Responses with Changes in the Urinary Metabolites in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; McGregor NR, et al. A Preliminary Assessment of the Association of SCL-90-R; J Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (1997) 3:17-37 (see also Editorial).

  • Inventory Responses and the Association with Infectious Events in Patients with Chronic Orofacial Pain; McGregor NR, et al.; J Orofacial Pain (1997) 10:339-350. Assessment of Pain (Distribution & Onset), Symptoms, SCL-90-R

  • "The most toxic entity in the body is candida or yeast. It is very xenobiotic. When the liver is healthy it will clear these mycotoxins through the urine. Therefore, we can test the urine for toxins to see how the liver is functioning. Research from Australia has shown a toxin called CFSUM-1 is found in the urine of CFS patients. Since then many other toxins have been found, and they cause PAIN. The toxins produced by candidiasis are Tartaric Acid and Arabinose. Cheney described two boys diagnoses as autistic. When their urine was tested they had high levels of Tartaric Acid and Arabinose. Both boys had been on repeated antibiotics for recurring ear infections and had not been autistic until recently. They were about six years old. Tartaric Acid looks like Malic Acid and poisons cells by interferring with the Krebs Cycle. Arabinose poisons the brain. When the two boys were treated with nystatin for candidiasis they both recovered and were no longer autistic."
    Summary of a Lecture by Dr. Paul Cheney, MD, PhD May 7, 1998
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