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Candida Screening

Testing Principle

The latest technologies in laboratory medicine are now able to measure from small blood samples, our immune system response to Candida antigens. The actually levels of IgG, IgA, IgM against Candida antigens and Candida antigens circulating in blood can be precisely measured.

ELISA - A Reliable Technology that We Employ - Duplicate Testing with High Accuracy

ELISA measures IgG, IgA, IgM antibodies and Candida antigens which are detected in your blood, thereby, to find out the influence of Candida in our body
  • Testing process will be repeated twice for each sample, in order to achieve the highest degree of accuracy
IgM is the first antibody formed after primary exposure to antigen.
IgG is the predominant antibody formed from secondary exposure to antigen following IgM level drop.
IgA is found in mucous secretions and is important in local (mucosal) immunity.

Antibody Potential Indications
IgM a present or early infection
IgG a past, active or prolonged infection
IgA an infection of the mucous membrane
Candida Antigens the presence of Candida infection, specifically for immunodeficient individuals

Blood Test vs. Swab Test

A swab does not differentiate between a candida infection and a colony of normally occurring vaginal Candida, because the cotton swab is sampling the surface of the vaginal wall. A vaginal swab test will only indicate what is going on locally, but not systemically.
If the patients have used a vaginal pessary or a douche and the area is sanitized to a degree, a swab will return a false negative reading – simply on account of numbers that register too low for detection.
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