Kculver;58576 wrote: Google integrative doctor in your area. Find someone with a real dr degree but also homeopathic. I just got a list of all the blood tests I needed from a new dr last week. I get my results Monday. The stool test came back negative, the throat culture showed no yeast, I’m at a loss of what to do too. I’m happy to send my list of tests this dr ordered if you want to see it. Not sure if it’ll be useful but happy to. I just need your email address.
Stool test isn’t effective to diagnose candida related complex.
You need to say your Dr that orders Candida Immune complexes in blood from Genova Lab
This is the only effective test to diagnose this syndrome.
My favorite tests to confirm mucosal candidiasis are Delayed Sensitivity Test on skin and Candida Immunecomplexes in blood. These two are what says the last word.
If someone suspects having an intestinal yeast overgrowth, the best test is Candida Immunecomplexes in blood (currently only done by Genova Lab) Why ?? Because when candida growth in the intestines, it releases fragments of its cell wall during the growing phase, those fragment are soluble and able to reach the bloodstream where they are seen as antigens by our humoral immune response. Immediately, an active antibody binds with every single candida antigen circulating in our blood. The test analyzes the blood under a microscopic, and an skilled technician detects these immunecomplexes (bond between antibody/antigen) present in the blood. There isn’t way you have a fungal intestinal overgrowth without having yeast fragments of complement circulating in the blood.
The other test, one very important, is the Delayed Sensitivity Test on skin. It is a simple test where an Allergist applies candida albicans antigen on the skin with a light scratch. Then, they cover the area. You have to come back to the Allergist’s office to read the test after 48 hours. If the test shows positive ( an increase in redness and inflammation ) you have a proper cell-mediated response to candida albicans. This is what is expected after the antigenic provocation. If the skin isn’t irritated, inflamed, and red, your immune system is tolerating the presence of candida on the skin. In other words, it doesn’t combat it.
This test is extremely valuable to know there is a hidden immune suppressor or acquired cell-mediated immunity deficiency that allows candida to colonize our mucosal areas. Maybe an immune defect, mercury, deficient methylation, or any other thing.