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ReneeVV wrote: Okay, I finally have test results, but I need help evaluating them.
Genova Anti-Candida Antibody
IgG 35 (outside range) (Ref. Range < =10 A.U.)
IgM 9 (Ref. Range < =10 A.U.)
IgA 5 (Ref. Range < =10 A.U.)
Immune Complex 2.7 (outside range) (Ref. Range < =0.9 A.U.) I know that the IgG values indicate a past infection. IgM and IgA aren’t really helpful for what we are looking for since IgM is transient and short-lived and IgA is for localized infections. So that brings us to the real test – the Immune Complex. Clearly my number is higher than the reference range, but other than that, what does it tell me exactly? Is it SUPER high, or only somewhat high? How high can that number actually go? Is it high enough to indicate this may really be a large part of my problem? So far, on primarily the website’s diet and NOT the stricter “Able900” diet (as well as a variety of anti-fungal foods and supplements), I haven’t had an awful lot of real improvement. I would say I’ve had a little less of the bloating and some other gastrointestinal symptoms, but no earth-shattering improvement and I’m STILL having all the “head” symptoms. Renee
Well done to get the test !
You have Candida Related Complex. It means a fungal overgrowth in your intestines and that is what have your life miserable.
IGG indicates a recent OR ACTIVE infection ( no a past infection how you said )
The immune complexes indicate that the unicell form of candida has broken to mutate to its pathogenic mycelial form releasing fragments of complements of its cell wall that pass to the bloodstream acting as antigens and binding with an active IGG antibody. When they bind, they form an immune complexes. There isn’t way of having this immune complexes in the blood if candida hasn’t mutate to its fungal form.
You are lucky and smart to get the test done because this test is unique and the best so far to diagnose this syndrome. It never fail.
Good Luck in your battle.