Systemic candidiasis is often characterized by markedly elevated levels of Candida-specific antibodies.
IgA: <1.0; IgG: <1.0; IgM: <1.0.
Interpretation of Candida antibody results is complicated by detection of these antibodies in healthy individuals, and blunted antibody responses in immunocompromised patients. Fungus Culture is recommended as a more sensitive and specific test for Candidiasis.
2 - 10 days
Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.
Test includes IgA, IgG, and IgM antibodies. Test sent to Quest Valencia; performed by Focus Diagnostics.