bedlam wrote: Are there standard medical tests that can confirm a systemic Candida infection?
No doctors will listen to me at all once I mention yeast or candida.
Yes, but you don’t have a systemic yeast infection. Don’t use that term if you want people, specially MDs, take you seriously. A systemic candidiasis is a life threatening condition that must be treated at ER as soon as the patient gets symptoms. It is known as a Candidemia or Fungemia.
Candida Related Complex is a syndrome caused by a mucosal yeast overgrowth in the intestinal and genito-urinary tract. When an overgrowth occur in the gut, yeast metabolites are able to present more than 70 antigens that react with the immune system. Those metabololic wastes are responsible for the symptoms you feel around the body such as blurred vision, brain fog, digestive problems, etc.
The best test to rule out this condition is Candida Immune Complexes in blood. This test is 99% effective detecting this syndrome.
You can also get an intradermal allergic test with candida albicans antigen combined with a delayed test ( 2 days )
Typical result of people with this syndrome is a positive intradermal test after 15 minutes and a negative delayed test after 2 days. It means an allergic with no immune response to candida.
Stool tests don’t say anything because healthy people have candida spores living as a commensal in the gut.
I hope this help you.