Candida overgrowth is the most common cause of systemic fungal infection and accounts for 80% of all major systemic fungal infections. Symptoms may be attributed to food sensitivity because the invasive fungi can increase rapidly in number and permeate the digestive tract.
The Candida antibodies test measures IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies.
IgG Antibodies- Generally appears about a week after exposure. This is the most abundant class of immunoglobulins. Elevated IgG is consistent with exposure to Candida.
IgA Antibodies- are found in the body’s mucosal surfaces which include gastrointestinal, oropharyngeal, respiratory, genital, and urinary tracts. Elevated levels are associated with mucosal candida overgrowth.
IgM Antibodies- are the body’s initial defence against infection, usually detectable in the bloodstream several days to a week after initial exposure, Elevated levels of IgM may indicate an acute response to Candida.
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- IgA Antibodies
- IgG Antibodies
- IgM Antibodies
- Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health
- Abdominal pain
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Brain fog
- Other Health Conditions
- Food allergies
- Autoimmune and Immune System
- Impaired immune system
- Skin and Dermatological Health
- Skin disorders
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A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
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