This test measures Candida albicans IgA, IgG, and IgM antibody blood levels to screen for a candida infection and assess the immune system’s response. Candida is a common yeast that is normally found in small amounts in the gut, mouth, and vagina. This testing for candida in the blood helps detect particularly high levels of these antibodies, signaling an overgrowth of candida.
The Candida Antibody Blood Test works by collecting a blood sample and measuring levels of three antibodies in the blood — IgA, IgG, and IgM. Each antibody is formed during a different stage of the candida infection and can signify if the infection is active, past, or ongoing, and how serious the infection is.
Your provider may order a blood test for candida antibodies to diagnose the overproduction of candida caused by either the disruption of healthy bacteria or a compromised immune system. Some factors may include pregnancy, antibiotic use, birth control pills, diabetes, immunosuppression, or HIV infection.
Your provider may wish to order a Candida Antibody Blood Test if you’ve exhibited the following symptoms:
You cannot take a Candida Antibody Blood Test at home — this test can only be administered by a medical professional at a licensed testing facility.
Once you receive the results of your blood test for candida overgrowth, you will need to consult with your provider. Only a medical professional can advise you on the results of your candida antibody levels and help you develop a treatment plan if necessary.
Age and lifestyle factors can contribute to common and repetitive candida infections. Thrush is commonly found in babies, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Sexual intercourse and breastfeeding can contribute to candida infections being passed back and forth between people of various ages. Broad spectrum antibiotics can also lead to candida infections to patients of any age. A blood test for candida overgrowth and infection can help you get repeated flare-ups under control.
There are no special requirements for the Candida Antibody Blood Test. Your provider will draw a blood sample from a vein in your arm. Candida Antibody Blood Test results typically take 3-5 business days to process.
The cost of a Candida Antibody Blood Test listed on Tripment Health is transparent and final — you will never be asked to pay additional fees at the testing facility, or receive a surprise bill down the road.
Tripment Health has partnered with nearly 7,000 lab test facilities across 48 states. Finding a Candida Antibody Blood Test, current procedural technology (cpt) code 30440, is easier than ever. Add the lab tests you need to your cart, then select a testing facility conveniently close to you.
An infection of candida in your bloodstream can lead to a condition called Invasive Candidemia, which can turn into a serious illness if left untreated.
If you suspect you have a candida infection, you may be a good candidate for a candida blood test. Discuss with your provider whether a blood test or other form of candida testing is right for you.
Most general blood tests do not specifically test for candida. Ask your doctor which blood test is most suitable for your needs.
Typically, candida blood tests should not take very long. The sample collection (blood draw) is completed in 5-10 minutes. Results can take 3-5 business days to process.
+$15 service fee
Price does not include the Physician Service Fee ($6) and the Lab Collection Fee ($9). These non-refundable fees cover the ordering and oversight of lab tests and follow-up services when appropriate.
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We will email you when results are ready, in 1–3 business days
No. At Tripment Health, we focus on providing transparent healthcare services to uninsured or under-insured individuals. We’ve negotiated prices directly with lab test facilities to make diagnostic lab panels available to individuals who would rather pay directly than go through a private or government-sponsored insurance carrier.
No. By purchasing a blood panel, you will not be able to submit any claim, bill, or other request for reimbursement to any insurer, third-party payer, or Government health program. However, you can use your FSA or HSA card.
You will receive a payment confirmation email, then an additional email confirming your appointment details (type of test, time and location of appointment, and QR code). You will need to present your QR code to the testing facility in order to check in.
Once your test is complete, you will receive your results within 1-3 business days.
With a blood panel, you can establish your body’s baseline values for basic health measurements like cholesterol (total, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol/HDL ratio), glucose and hemoglobin A1c. Additionally, depending on the blood panel you choose, you will receive data on performance measurements such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, and/or Testosterone.
Your results are more than just numbers. Your results come with a personalized recommendation from one of our physicians.
No. One of our physicians will order the panels for you.
You must be 18 or over to be able to get tested.
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