Candida antibodies tests are necessary to determine if the body needs any external medications to recover from fungal infection. The pathogen has the ability to self-stabilise itself and not allow the gut microbiota to recover and re-establish the normal metabolic environment. It consolidates its position in the digestive tract and further damages the inner lining resulting in the release of food and other particles into the blood stream. The leaked gut is the primary reason for food intolerance and build-up of gas and subsequent complications.
The type of treatment to be prescribed depends on finding how the body's immune system is tackling the problem. Measuring the presence of immunoglobulin proteins such as IgG in the gut flora help establish the answer to this question and ascertain the treatment measures to be taken to address the proliferation. A chronic case such as Candidiasis where the fungi has permeated into the mucosal tissues increases the level of IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies. In such instances, their levels are found to be considerably higher than what would have been under normal circumstances.
All Candida related antibody and antigen tests should be checked by a practising physician and evaluated in relation to the person's medical history. As in the case of all tests, the results are dependent on various factors such as past infections, the presence of the protein in the affected tissues and many more. For instance in the case of IgG, the tests would not be positive in case the person is suffering from illness and already has a high incidence of the antibodies in his serum. In certain cases, the IgG may persist several years after the infection has been completely eradicated. This is mostly due to the immunoglobulin's ability to persist for a long period of time.
IgA is predominant in the mucosal tissues though it represents less than 20% of the proteins found in the human serum. A high incidence of IgA can be associated with mucosal epithelial, tracheobronchial, and genito-urinary infections of Candida. IgM is found in the intravascular cells and is the predominant immunoglobulin in early infections. Later illnesses may show a lesser level of this antibody as compared to the earlier ones. Besides these testing that may or may not prove a positive, antigen checks help determine if the proliferation has overwhelmed the gut flora. The presence of Candida antigen in the serum is a very positive indicator that the fungi has already entrenched itself in the gut. However, the absence of the antigen is an indeterminate result and cannot be taken as a positive sign that indicates the absence of the pathogen.