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CandidaDefined wrote: Hi Everyone,
Quick update on me.
I was diagnosed with candida about a year and a half or so ago, and I’ve been on the strict diet since the beginning of July 2012. For the last few weeks I’ve been doing the spittle test every day and it’s showing negative. So I had my Dr run the blood test from the site: this one
Blood Test
An Anti-Candida Antibodies, or Candida Immune Complexes 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. This is the most reliable test for Candidiasis that you can find.

I just received my results and it’s negative. I still have some issues with upset stomach, bloating and etc. Dr is testing food allergies to see if that’s the issue, but I’m still taking my probiotics and eating off the strict diet until I feel well enough to start slowly introducing foods.

You have a confusion with these tests.
A candida antibody in blood isn’t reliable to diagnose CRC.
Candida Immune Complexes in blood is a different test where they look for immune complexes, candida antigen, plus actual IGG antibody.

If they don’t run this test, I am aware of only one place in US that does it, they can not detect the syndrome. Remember, this syndrome is still controversial and that test was developed specially to detect the presence of an intestinal yeast overgrowth.