Candida IgA, IgM, IgG Blood Test

This candida test is used to screen for antibodies the body develops in response to Systemic Candidiasis or Candida.  Candida is another name for yeast, a fungus which is normally found in small amounts in the body.  The immune system normally keeps Candida under control but in cases where a person is sick or taking antibiotics the yeast may spread, becoming a potentially dangerous infection.  This candida test looks for 3 antibody types including Iga, IgM and IgG

Candida Antibodies IgA

Optimal range: 0 - 9 %

IgA antibodies: this type is normally found in the mucous secretions. It plays a major role in local immunity; and, constitutes 15 to 20% of all human immunoglobulins. It is the major class of antibodies found in our seromucous secretions. When the IgA levels against the candida are high, they reflect high levels of mucosal epithelial, trachea-bronchial, genital and urinary candida infections.

Blood testing for Candida (“yeast” infection) IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies indicate past or present infection with this common fungus.

This test is used to detect systemic candidiasis. Candida normally occurs in the mouth, vagina, or gastrointestinal tract. This test is qualitative, meaning if candida antibodies are found, a candida infection is actively occurring now or has occurred in the past.

The candida antibodies test results can help you detect an ongoing candida infection and treat it as early as possible.

When you test all three antibodies, you are helping your doctor make the most accurate diagnosis.


Candida Antibodies IgG

Optimal range: 0 - 29 %

IgG Antibodies: this is the most commonly formed antibody. It is usually released upon a secondary exposure to the antigen. This type of antibody can reflect either an ongoing or a previous infection. It usually comes in a secondary stage. When the body first gets exposed to a certain antigen (primary exposure), it releases another kind of antibodies. When these decrease in number, following a secondary exposure, the body will start releasing IgG. This kind of antibody plays a major role in the phagocytic process that aims at eliminating antigens from our system.

IgG antibodies are predominant immunoglobulins; and, are found everywhere in our fluids: in both intra- and extravascular fluids. When a person becomes infected, these type of antibodies may remain in your system for many years, even after the infection is eradicated.


Candida Antibodies IgM

Optimal range: 0 - 9 %

IgM antibodies: this type is the first antibody released, following any first-time exposure to a certain antigen. Once formed, it activates the compliment and initiate the phagocytic system to help the body getting rid of invading antigens. IgM are specific to our intravascularly tissues. They are the most predominant immunoglobulins released upon any early infection. If the body gets re-infected with the same pathogen, the IgM levels will no longer be as elevated as in early infections. The body will then release IgG’s antibodies instead.