Research study information from Dr. Kaufman

Dr. Kaufman of the Center for Complex Diseases is recruiting patients for a biomarker research study. It would require one visit to Mountain View for a blood draw. You cannot be taking any of the medications or supplements listed below for 30 days prior to the blood draw.

Anyone interested and qualified can reach him at

Research study information from Dr. Kaufman:

You are invited to participate in a research study on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). We are trying to understand how to better diagnose this disease so that we can find more effective ways to treat it.

To participate in this study, you may be a healthy volunteer, or you may be a patient who has been diagnosed with ME/CFS. If you choose to participate, you will be asked one time to donate your blood that will be used to evaluate an FDA-approved test for another disease, fibromyalgia.

Excluded medications and supplements: o Steroids including low dose hydrocortisone o Biologics like Humira o Immunosuppressive drugs used in transplantation or other treatments o Turmeric o Curcumin o Guaifenesin o Marijuana and CBD o Allergy injections o Cromolyn o Biotin o None of the above can be taken for 30 days prior to blood draw.