Candida Albicans-ImmunoLabs Kit

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you. It requires a blood draw. It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit and payment of your specimen collection.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Special Instructions: Specimen MUST be sent overnight to the lab Monday thru Thursday ONLY

Blood MUST be received by the lab within 10 days of the draw

DO NOT FREEZE prior to shipping

Children must be 18 months or older.

The following are interfering substances and should be discontinued unless directed otherwise by your physician:

The following are interfering substances but a physician MUST be consulted before discontinuing:

Results: 5 - 7 Business Days

Description: Candida albicans is a common yeast which normally exists on and in our bodies. Sometimes Candida can "overgrow" in the intestinal tract as a result of frequent dosage of antibiotics or steroids, use of oral contraceptives and diets high in sugar and yeast-containing foods. Candida that enters the blood causes the production of immunoglobulins which can be detected by this test.

Candida albicans Immunoassay is performed by ImmunoLabs & comprised of:

1. Immunodiffusion - to detect precipitating antibodies to both Candida cytoplasm and mannan antigen fraction
2. Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) - uses the cytoplasmic protein of Candida albicans as the antigen for detecting specific IgG.

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.