Candida is a common problem for people who have been on antibiotics. Candida has the ability to suppress the immune system, cause skin conditions, depression, anxiety, brain fog and a host of other symptoms. We offer 3 different testing methods. Learn more below.
Price: $329 – $895
Time: Get your results 7-14 days after test.
This depends on the test you chose. There are several ways to test for Candida. Blood, Stool and Urine. Our office does not believe in the spit test.
If choosing a home test kit (Urine or Stool). This test is done at home and comes with prepaid shipping materials and everything you need to ensure proper delivery to the lab.
Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.
Yes. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions
Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a 30-45 minute post-test review/explanation.
One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.
A personalized treatment program and cost of treatment plan will be recommended after your test results have been reviewed.
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- Comprehensive Candida Testing- Choose From Urine, Stool or Blood
- One on one consult with Dr. Hagmeyer to discuss Test Results
- Recommendations for a Treatment plan and cost of treatment if necessary.
#1 Candida Overgrowth Testing Blood Test-Antibody Testing IgA, IgG, IgM
Often, I will see clues on a CBC that let me know that Candida is present. A low white blood cell count (WBC) has been associated with Candida overgrowth as well as a pattern of high neutrophil and low lymphocyte count.
Blood tests check for Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, and IgM) Candida antibodies in your blood, and can be performed at most any lab. Immunoglobulins are immune cells that will show elevated on a lab test in the presence of a certain pathogen. This is often how infectious diseases are diagnosed, through immunoglobulin levels. High levels of these antibodies indicate that an overgrowth of Candida is present somewhere in the body and that your immune system is reacting to it.
Remember, Candida has the ability to suppress the immune system so it is important to test your total IgG, IgA and IgM levels along with the Candida antibodies.
Low levels of total IgG, IgA or IgM could cause a false negative response to the Candida antibodies, meaning you have Candida but since your immune system is lowered, you are unable to produce a response and your blood test comes back negative.
Since I see so many patients with suppressed immune systems, I find Candida antibodies to be less sensitive than the other tests in trying to establish whether there are yeast issues in the gut.
I have seen cases with high arabinose and other yeast-sensitive markers on the urine test, but no elevations in the blood immunoglobulins. The Candida problem needs to be quite systemic before blood immunoglobulins are going to rise, where I think the urine and stool tests are more sensitive to intestinal yeast overgrowth.
Ordering the Candida IgA/IgG/IgM Blood
2The Candida Immunoglobulins Profile measures the IgA, IgG, and IgM response to Candida albicans. This is the blood test and requires a blood draw.
Exposure to candida can result in the elevation of specific antibodies, in particular IgM, IgA, and IgG. The presence of these antibodies against Candida is indicative of a possible infection or over colonization.
Candida albicans has been found to release an array of toxins that contribute to multiple symptoms related to skin issues, nail fungal infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as a host of others. It is a common fungal infection associated with both acute and chronic diseases.
Which Patients is the Candida IgA/IgG/IgM Panel best used for?
Candida IgA/IgG/IgM Panel should be considered when patients present the following symptoms or conditions:
- Oral Thrush
- Skin and Nail Fungal Infections
- Tiredness or Fatigue
- Skin issues such as Eczema, Hives, Rashes, Psoriasis
- Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
- Joint Pain
- Vaginal Infections
- Brain Fog
- Digestive Issues (diarrhea, bloating, constipation)
- Anxiety or Depression
- Sinus Infections
- Strong Sugar Cravings
Testing For Candida #3 Organic Acid testing (OAT Test)
OAT testing or Microbial organic acid test – this is a urine test and can be done in the comfort of your own home. It measures a number of markers associated with yeast, but to me the most useful one is called arabinose – this is a waste product of Candida that shows up in the urine.
I like this test because it is easy for adults and children to collect the sample at home – just a single morning urine test is all that is needed. There are pediatric collection bags available for kids who are not potty trained, that go inside their diaper.
I also like it because it really quantifies the problem. If the Arabinose Level is supposed to be less than 29, and it comes back at 35, then we know we have a a more advanced case of fungal Overgrowth.
If the level comes back at 20, we know we know that we catching a problem in advance. It’s also a great marker to check throughout treatment to make sure treatment is going in the right direction.
Testing for Candida Test #2 Stool Testing
Another way I check my patients for Candida/Fungal overgrowth is through stool testing. Stool testing not only provides accurate testing to the presence of Candida in your colon or lower intestines, it also provide vital information on how to support and heal the gut.
Keep in mind that Yeast/fungal overgrowth is usually secondary to dysbiosis and a variety of other imbalances in the gut.
Stool testing like the GI Map are required to identify Candida in anyone suffering from GI Symptoms like bloating, gas, Constipation, Diarrhea, etc
What I like about the GI Map Test is that it can provide clues as to what else is wrong in the gut.
- Are there parasites in the gut?
- Is there Fat or Protein in the stool?
- Malabsorption problems
- Is their bacterial overgrowth? what kind of bacterial overgrowth is there
- Blood in the stool?
- PH of the Stool
- Are there any pathogenic bacteria showing up at high levels?
- What are the levels of secretory IgA?
- Is there inflammation in the Gut? (This gives a window into the immune health of the gut itself)
- What strains of bacteria are missing from the microbiome?
- Which ones do we have too much of?
- What kind of problems are there with Digestion or absorption?