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Test ID: FCANP    
Candida Antigen and Antibody Panel

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Candida Antigen Detection





               <1:2 Antigen Not Detected

      > or = 1:2 Antigen Detected


Detection of Candida albicans antigen in serum is highly suggestive of systemic or disseminated candidiasis.


Candida Albicans Antibodies (IgG, IgA, IgM)





               <1.0  Antibody not detected

     > or = 1.0   Antibody detected


Systemic candidiasis is often characterized by markedly elevated levels of IgG, IgA, and IgM recognizing Candida. However, interpretation of Candida antibody levels is complicated by detection of antibodies in 20-30% of healthy individuals, and blunted antibody responses in immuno-compromised patients at risk for systemic candidiasis. Candida antibody results should be considered within the context of clinical findings and results from other relevant laboratory tests, such as Candida antigen detection and/or culture.


Test Performed by: Focus Diagnostics, Inc.

                             33608 Ortega Highway

                             San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675