What Candida antibodies are measured in this panel?
This panel measures Candida IgA, IgG and IgM antibody levels.
Why is the Candida Antibody Panel important?
A Candida infection can cause a variety of symptoms that are not easily diagnosed through traditional lab testing. Symptoms related to Candida overgrowth are generally caused by an overstimulation of the immune system. When the immune system overacts, it often produces elevated antibody levels which can be measured with a blood test.
What is the significance of the different types of Candida antibodies?
An elevated IgA antibody level is suggestive of a Candida albicans infection in your mucus membranes. An elevated IgG antibody level suggests a past or ongoing infection. An elevated IgM antibody level suggests a recent, acute infection.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Candida Antibody Panel is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.