About Candida Albicans Testing

Candida Albicans is a yeast-like fungus that is normally present on the skin and on mucous membranes such as the vagina, mouth, or rectum. An overgrowth of Candida in these areas is commonly referred to as thrush. It is also a normal inhabitant of the human gut, however, when a person has a microbial imbalance, Candida Albicans can change its form to become a pathogenic (injurious) invasive fungus.

The test is designed to detect elevated levels of IgM and IgG antibodies to Candida Albicans. Elevated IgM results indicate an early stage infection. Elevated IgG results indicate an actively ongoing infection or the occurrence of a past infection.

Presenting Symptoms Include:
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Excessive flatulence
  • Bladder / kidney infections
  • Fungal infections of nail or skin
  • White coating on tongue
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Increased sensitivity to allergy and intolerance

What Causes Candida Albicans?

Factors which encourage Candida overgrowth include overuse of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, steroid drugs, consumption of high sugar or high yeast diet. Additionally, food intolerance can feed this fungus.

Why Test for Candida Albicans?

There is such a wide range of conditions associated with Candida overgrowth that accurate diagnosis of Candidiasis cannot be made on the basis of symptoms alone. The only way to diagnose Candida overgrowth is to carry out a specific test aimed at detecting the presence of the organism.

Blood Sample:

Only a few fingerprick drops are required to do the analysis. If you have already provided a blood sample for the food intolerance test, this Candida test can be processed from the blood sample you have already provided.

Price Of Test:   €90

How To Order

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