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“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.”

My contribution:

Anti-candida antibodies isn’t a precise test to diagnose CRC. So, the affirmation on the top isn’t correct.
I have posted about the tests several times wishing the administrator sticks it to the useful list. It is a common question in the forum that should have an informative link.

The problem with the antibodies is the humoral immune response is more linked to systemic candidiasis than mucosal overgrowth. CRC is a MUCOSAL overgrowth, no a systemic disease.

Cell-mediated immunity is the MAIN immune response to avoid tissue colonization by candida even when some level of humoral response is implicated.

Take home this message:

There are only two kind of tests that really offer a good diagnosis for CRC.

Candida Immune Complexes in blood and a delayed dermal hyposensitivity test.

Of both, the Immune Complexes is the most specific for CRC.

The interesting part is the complexes. When an intestinal overgrowth occurs, fragments of the candida cell wall get the bloodstream. These fragments act as antigens, and immediately active IGG antibodies BIND to them. When this happens, an immune complex is created.
This phenomenon only occur when the person has an active intestinal yeast overgrowth.

This test was designed to diagnose Candida Related Complex.

The other is an skin test where a patch with candida albicans antigen is set up on your skin.
You need to wait 48 hours to read the result. If the result is positive, you have an active immunity against candida, very unlike if you have this syndrome.

If the result is negative, it shows you have NOT immunity against candida confirming the growth on your mucus membranes and tissues.

I hope this help. There is nothing more to my knowledge that be specific for CRC.