Candida and Yeast Testing & Consult
Candida is a common problem for people who have been on antibiotics. Candida has the ability to suppress the immune system. Learn more about Testing for Candida and options when you suspect Candida.
Price: $329 – $895
Time: Get your results 7-14 days after test.
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No. 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.
Urine Organix Dysbiosis Test
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 parents 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 level is supposed to be less than 29, and it comes back at 35, then we know we have a more advanced problem. 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 it’s going down in response to anti-fungal therapy.
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with over 70 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
Our Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification. Upon treatment, patients and practitioners have reported significant improvement such as decreased fatigue, regular bowel function, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, and decreased abdominal pain. The OAT is strongly recommended as the initial screening test.
How do you test for Candida overgrowth?
Test #1 IgG, IgA and IgM Candida Antibodies
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.
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.
What I like about this test is that comprehensive stool analysis (CDSA) and the GI Map 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?
Test #3 OAT Test- Organic Acids
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.
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