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Best labs for detecting opportunistic fungi

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by kday, May 22, 2013.

  1. kday

    kday Senior Member

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    Hi. I don't have Candida but I have a some other fungal organism (in my stool) that won't culture. Antifungals such as Nystatin and Diflucan don't do much, but natural things like colloidal silver, oregano oil, GSE extract (not completely natural) seem to hit something real hard. And capryllic acid does as well to some degree.

    I can't say I know what these are hitting (bacteria, fungus, virus), but symptoms point to gastrointestinal system and maybe systemic since I get neuroinflammatory reactions, aches, pains, and general sense of feeling toxic. Symptoms improve when I stop things for a couple days.

    I'm looking for a lab that tests for a broad range of fungal organisms. Spirostat does, but they are not currently accepting new samples.

    Is there any other lab that compares to their fungi panel? It's a shame they aren't accepting samples right now because this panel is only $250.


    http://www.spirostat.com/fungi_panel.php#fungi
     
  2. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    Hi,
    That looks like a great test.
    Labcorp does test for IgG to many of the fungi (14 of them).

    GP
     
  3. kday

    kday Senior Member

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    The problem I see is those tests just see antibody response. It can't identify invasive infection as with PCR. Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  4. globalpilot

    globalpilot Senior Member

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    It will tell you if your blood is reacting with an antibody response. I don't see why it wouldn't react to a systemic infection.
     
  5. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    How do you know that you have a fungal infection in your bowels?
     

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