Candida Antigen Test

The candida antigen test checks for the presence of Candida albicans antigen.

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Candida Antigen Test FAQ

What is the Candida Antigen test?

This blood test measures the level of Candida albicans antigen.

Why is the Candida Antigen test important?

This blood panel helps check for a widespread Candida albicans infection in the body. This infection can cause a variety of significant symptoms in the body.

What does it mean if the Candida Antigen test is positive?.

A positive Candida Antigen test suggests that one has a disseminated Candida albicans infection in the body.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Candida Antigen Test 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.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on September 28, 2017

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Candida Antigen Blood Test - More Information

The candida antigen test, sometimes known as a candida ag blood test, checks for candida antigen in the blood.

The candida antigen test is helpful for detecting Candida albicans that has disseminated, or spread, throughout the body. While some candida normally exists in the gastrointestinal system and other places in the body, a candida overgrowth can be problematic. So-called candidiasis, a disseminated infection by this fungus and can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which could be life-threatening.

Increasing attention has been paid to the role of a candida infection in people with milder symptoms. In healthy individuals, a complex ecosystem exists in the body in which friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus keep colonies of candida under control. When friendly bacteria are inadvertently wiped out, candida can growth and produce chemicals that can affect the body adversely. Not only can some of these chemicals cause symptoms of lethargy and brain fog, but some people believe that they can cause ongoing damage to the immune system and the gut. Depending on the person, excessive use of antibiotics, steroids or birth control pills as well as eating process foods may contribute to excessive candida growth which can often be detected using the candida antigen blood test.

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