Candida Test Results, Need Help Interpreting

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

RobertHarper
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/31/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an 8 year old son with crohn's (diagnosed 9 weeks ago)and we had some routine bloodwork done a few days ago so I requested that we get tested for Candida Albicans (bloodtest). Quest Diagnostics lab criteria is

<1.0 Antibody not detected
> or = 1.0 Antibody detection

the results are:

C. Albicans IGG 0.8 (in range)
C. Albicans IGA 2.2 (HIGH)
C. Albicans IGM 1.1 (HIGH)

I had read that if you are taking immunosuppresants that it's very likely that you may get a false negative on this test. He has been taking an immunosuppresant (6MP)for 8 weeks and he's still positive. I'm not extremely impressed so far with our current GI doc. I actually had this test ordered through our regular pediatrician so I'd like to know what you guys have to say about these test results. I know it's out of range but is this extremely high?
Thanks,
Berry
<!-- / message -->

jpnutritionfirst
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 7/31/2011 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
IgG means you were exposed to candida, not necessarily active infection
IgA is a mucosal antibody
IgM means active/acute infection
Crohn's diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Low-dose naltrexone since 7/5/10
Boswellia + vitamin D 5000IU + sulfasalazine 2grams daily

RobertHarper
New Member


Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 7/31/2011 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
jpnutritionfirst,
So I should interpret this as a high incidence of antibodies from the gastointestinal mucosa and a slight active infection, is this correct?  I see that you are on LDN, how's that working for you? 
 
Berry

jpnutritionfirst
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 8/1/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Based on your results your immune system is reacting to candida, wheverer it may be. The significance of this results is really not known. The medical community thinks anything relating to candida is quackery unless you have HIV, are severely immunocompromised or are on heavy duty antibiotics. With that, candida would be visible with endoscopy since it grows out of control. The signifiance of blood tests is questionable. One thing I can say is that I had a comprehensive stool analysis done with Genova labs and it showed that I had pathogenic levels of candida. I also had a urine analysis done and it indeed did show candida in my urine. I believe these results because they were done by two different labs.

I responded quite well to probiotics and eating a couple cloves of raw garlic a day for a few months.
Crohn's diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Low-dose naltrexone since 7/5/10
Boswellia + vitamin D 5000IU + sulfasalazine 2grams daily

jpnutritionfirst
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 8/1/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, and LDN doesn't make much of a difference for me, though I continue to use it for some reason (wishful thinking?).
Crohn's diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
Low-dose naltrexone since 7/5/10
Boswellia + vitamin D 5000IU + sulfasalazine 2grams daily

manuel810
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 1/15/2013 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i got tested for candida and my tests results were:
iga 1.2
igg 1.0
ig, 1.4


how long does it take to get rid of the yeast with garlic? i took diflucan for 6 weeks and still have symptoms of muscle aches and get shaky.

stereofidelic89
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 1923
   Posted 1/15/2013 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi manuel. Are you currently seeing a doctor to help you?

I can point you in the direction of an anti-candida diet protocol. This helped me ease symptoms, while supplementing with Phytostan, Paraguard & ADP. All of which are natural and were very effective for me.

I had a huge amount of yeast in my system this summer after testing with Metametrix labs. I seem to be doing much better now.
Diagnosed Crohns-Colitis Sept 2011
Gluten Free-Limit Grains+Sugar, VSL#3, InflaGuard, Zyflamend, Asacol, Wise Woman Supps#2
Metametrix Labs stool testing reveal yeast overgrowth/parasite
Two Month Protocol: Candida Control Diet, Phytostan, ParaGuard, ADP

manuel810
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 3/12/2013 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had the stool test done after taking 11 weeks of diflucan. i am waiting for the results . what was your treatment plan/

manuel810
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 4/2/2013 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
stool test came back positive for yeast +3 and parasite blastocystis hominis. anyone heard of this parasite?

JerseyJade
New Member


Date Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 4/2/2013 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, did a doctor suggest the stool testing or did you go through an independent lab? Do your doctors believe that yeast is a problem? I have IBS-C and yeast issues. I have it so bad, my gut seizes up when I take heavy duty antifungals. Should I just keep fighting this alone or go to a naturopath?

manuel810
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 4/2/2013 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the stool test done by metemetrix. I called them and they gave me a list of doctors in my are that used their stool test.

lolazippity
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 4/3/2013 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I read this simple test once and I find it is really accurate for me. When you first wake up spit in a glass of water....if your spit sinks and kinda spiders out it's high. If it's bubbly and sits on top...your good. Sometimes just probiotics and keep moving....yeast can't grow if your blood is flowing...exercise is important, which when you have crohns is not as easy as it sounds.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:58 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,199,375 posts in 244,733 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 155068 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, SensitiveSheila.
466 Guest(s), 19 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Rrakkma, cmhall, escapin, mbock, Scaredy Cat, themiz, ByeByeUC, getting by, Alicat105, PamSmith, Jay79, lism4883, dream2th, Saraj, Dr-A, GC1pink, Thurman, MsWorryWart, RScottFla


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer