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Candida Antigen Detection
REFERENCE RANGE: <1:2
<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)
REFERENCE RANGE: <1.0
<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.