This test is used to evaluate the level and type of antibodies present in the serum against Candida. This yeast is part of normal flora of the body (vagina, mouth and GI tract). This test aids in the diagnosis of any kind of systemic infection of Candida (Candidiasis) that may be past or existing infection. In healthy and normal individuals, Candida remains part of normal flora and fail to cause any kind of infection as the immune system keeps check on its growth. This test is recommended under certain conditions due to which an individual can become prone to Candida infections, such as during pregnancy, taking antibiotics or contraceptive pills, diabetes and HIV infection. The general symptoms of Candidiasis include irritation in genital areas, bloating, white thick discharge from affected area and foul smell.
LabEspy recommends Private MD Labs, Health Testing Centers for this test.