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Candida Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)
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Code: LCan
Price: $148.00
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General Information


Candida (yeast) is a fungus that normally occurs in the mouth, vagina, G.I tract and on the skin of many individuals. It is an opportunistic organism, that is, any time your immune system gets weak, candida will start to grow very rapidly. In the G.I. tract, extended use of oral antibiotics will destroy a lot of the bacteria that normally keeps candida in check. This will result in an overgrowth of candida and cause G.I distress. When there is a severe overgrowth of candida, it may spread to the body tissues, especially through the intestinal mucosa to the blood stream. This results in systemic Candiasis. Symptoms of this condition vary but may include migraine headaches, depression, urinary dysfunction, intestinal gas and allergies. Once in the body tissues, candida may cause the production of antibodies. These include IgM, IgG or IgA. IgM antibodies usually indicate a present infection. IgG antibodies indicate a past (or present) infection, while IgA antibodies indicate a mucosal infection.

Normal Values:

Low High Unit
IgM 0.00 - 0.72 EU
IgG 0.00 - 0.46 EU
IgA 0.00 - 0.72 EU

Processing Time: 5 to 7 business days

Processing Method: The principle of the tests is ELISA.

Candida Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: View/Print Instructions (PDF)


CPT Code: 86628 (x3)
Patient Preparation: None
Special Instructions: None
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Collection Container: SST or red-stopper tube
Transport Container: Plastic transport tube
Transport Instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Causes for Rejection: Gross Hemolysis
Candida Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)

References


(1) Araj, G.F., Hoper, R.L., et. al. Diagnostic value of ELISA for detection of Candida albicans cytoplasmic antigens in sera of cancer patients, J. Clin. Microbiol., 1982, 16:46-59.

(2) Ray, T.L. Fungal infections in the immunocompromised host. Med. Clin. No. Amer., 1980, 64:955-968.



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