Candida is a yeast like organism that lives naturally in small amounts in your mouth, gastrointestinal tract and skin.
A Candida Antigen test is the best examination available for the assessment of systemic Candidiasis.
It is more specific than the Candida antibody test as almost everyone has some level of antibodies. If the antigen is positive, it means that there is a current infection that needs to be treated.
Most candidial infections are treatable and result in minimal complications such as redness, itching and discomfort.
Candida species are frequently part of the human body's normal oral and intestinal flora. Treatment with antibiotics can lead to eliminating the yeast's natural competitors for resources, and increase the severity of the condition.
Results for this blood test are available within approximatley 7 working days after the blood sample arrives at the private laboratory.
A specially labelled blood sample collection kit with details of a clinic locally to where you live or work where you can go to have the blood sample taken. The blood sample collection kit will be unique and coded specifically to you.
Special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your blood test sample safely, by first class post, to our laboratory for testing.
The blood sample is tested at an accreditted private laboratory to ensure an accurate blood test result.
You will have secure online access to your blood test result held on our secure servers. If required, we will also send you a hard copy of the blood test result by post.
Our servers are secure and protected by the latest SSL certificate. The 128bit SSL encryption assures that information is kept private between our servers and your web browser.
Your blood test results will be explained. Our medical advisors and Doctors are available to answer any queries you may have regarding your blood test results.
Your personalised Helpline Card will allow you access free confidential medical advice.
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