Candida Antibodies, Qualitative
This test is used to diagnose systemic candidiasis. Candida(a fungus) normally occur in the mouth, vagina, and GI tract of many individuals. However, in an individual with a weakened immune system, candida is able to grow and thus cause an infection. This test has a limited sensitivity of 50%.
Estimated time to receive results is 3-4 days.
Preparation: No special preparation is needed. Fasting is not required for this blood test. In general, being well hydrated (drinking plenty of water before the blood draw) will help make your veins somewhat easier to locate and access for the blood draw.
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