Candida blood test results – understanding antibody levels
Following an Anti-Candida Antibodies, or Candida Immune Complexes Blood test. There are 3 antibodies that should be tested to measure your immune system’s response to Candida – IgG, IgA, and IgM. High levels of these antibodies indicate that an overgrowth of Candida is present.
IgM antibodies typically develop shortly after an infection and decrease in number over time. IgG antibodies increase after an initial exposure and typically indicate a past or ongoing infection. IgA antibodies do not develop in all people and are usually only detectable in certain types of Candida infections.
The following table explains the results for a Candida Antibodies test.
|Candida Antibody IgG||
|Candida Antibody IgM||
|Candida Antibody IgA
IgM is produced when Candida first becomes systemic, like a first response
IgG is produced when Candida is present for a long time.
So you can get high IgM low IgG – that means new infection.
High IgG and high IgM = new Candida being produced in a long term systemic infection
Low IgM and high IgG = no new Candida infection but a long standing current infection
Remember the test looks at all species of Candida
That’s why it can give these variables
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