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Is the candida spit test accurate?

Discussion in 'Fungal Infection (Yeast, Candida)' started by paul80, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. paul80

    paul80

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    I got conflicting answers from searching on google so i thought someone here might know.
  2. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

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    Well, I was "positive" based on the spit test, but negative for antibodies soon after. Of course that doesn't mean I don't have some other yeast (other than candida)...
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    Sparrow Senior Member

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    I strongly suspect no.
  4. paul80

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    Ok, cause my doctor told me to do it and started me on a Caprylic Acid and pre/probiotics for candida. My metametrix results will be back very soon so i will find out anyway.

    I was asking because my mum tried the spit test and thinks she has candida now. Is there any other tests ordinary doctors can give for candida?

    Thanks.
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    I'm pretty sure you could get a candida antibody blood test fairly easily.I think there are usually some obvious physical signs though when you have a decent overgrowth.

    I wouldn't place any trust in the spit test personally.
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  6. paul80

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    Ok i'll let her know. Thanks.

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