What is a Candida test?
This Candida test checks the Candida albicans IgG antibody level.
Why is a Candida test important?
Candida is a fungus that lives in the gastrointestinal system, skin and pelvic region in most people. While a small amount of Candida exists in everyone, stress, antibiotic use, and a weakened immune system can cause a Candida overgrowth. Symptoms related to Candida overgrowth are generally caused by an overstimulation of the immune system.
What does an abnormal Candida test result mean?
An elevated IgG antibody level is suggestive of a past or current Candida infection.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Candida IgG 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.