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Candida Overgrowth

Find out if you are affected

What is Candida?

Candida (Candida Albicans) is a kind of yeast lives mainly in the

mucous membranes of the mouth, intestinal and digestive tract and vagina.

Candida is not just a female or skin issue!

Candida lives symbiotically within us. Normally it is kept under control by good health and probiotics.

 

However, when there are factors promoting the Candida growth and the body is immunocompromised,

Candida overgrowth is very likely to appear.

 

Below are some risk factors:

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Factors promoting candida growth:

— High sugar low protein diet
— Taking antibiotics or immunosuppressive drugs
— Living in a humid environment
— Diabetes

Factors suppressing candida control:

— Long-term illness and long-term stress
— Taking antibiotics or immunosuppressive drugs
— Taking oral contraceptives
— Malnutrition

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How Candida overgrowth affect our body?

Candida produces toxins

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Destroy red blood cells, impede blood flow and oxygen to different organs

Damage white blood cells,

weaken body immunity

Destroy thyroid tissue, slow down metabolism, cause fatigue

Destroy the intestinal mucosa, causing intestinal leakage and food sensitivity

Candida overgrowth – Feeling Unwell All Over

The symptoms of Candida overgrowth tend to overlap with other illnesses, making the problem easily ignore.

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Acnes, Skin rashes, Onychomycosis

SKIN

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Oral thrush, Headaches, Recurrent sore throats, Nasal congestion or Ear infection

Head & Neck

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS), Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating

DIGESTIVE

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Vaginitis, Urinary tract infections, Athlete’s foot, Heart palpitation, Delayed food allergy, Sexual dysfunction, Sweet craving

OTHERS

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Chronic fatigues, Anxiety, Depression, Attention deficit, Irritability, Premenstrual tension, Attention deficit

COGNITIVE & PSYCHOLOGICAL

If you experience symptoms similar to Candida overgrowth, you could use the questionnaire, to evaluate the possibility of having Candida overgrown.

Why should use a blood test?

Different antibodies reveal different stages of Candida infection.

Blood test shows the level of freely circulating Candida-specific antibodies and antigens.

More convenient and accurate than swab tests.

Blood Test
 

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Measure the level of Candida-specificantibodies & antigens in the body

Virginal Swab Test
 

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Measure the level of Candida-specific antibodies & antigens in the body

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Level of Candida-specific
antibodies & antigens tell if
there is Candida overgrowth

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Level of Candida-specific
antibodies & antigens tell if
there is Candida overgrowth

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Indicate the stage of systemic Candida infection

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Indicate the stage of systemic Candida infection

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Indicate if the immune

system is weakened

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Indicate if the immune

system is weakened

HK BioTek Technology Competency

  • Duplicate runs of each sample for ultimate precision

  • Our ELISA technology measures IgG, IgA, IgM antibodies and Candida antigens from your blood precisely, helps you to find out how Candida is affecting you systemically.

  • Fully automated robotic systems for our ELISA platform

Test Items

Potential Indications

IgM

IgG

IgA

Candida Antigen

Potential Indications

A present or early infection

An infection of the mucous membrane

The presence of Candida infection, specifically for immunodeficient individuals

A past, active or pro-longed infection

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The Test Process

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Sample Report

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User Testimonials

Not only a Female Issue

Jason L. & Beth L., Hong Kong

 

“Originally I consulted HK BioTek for my wife, realized that it is not a female issue, I got myself tested as well. We were both found to be positive and start a Candida diet and take probiotics. Many of those ‘small’ symptoms are gone, and we have become more energetic than ever! Glad that I have come across your website about this test.”

Hyperactivity

Kristy Chen, Hong Kong/ Beijing, China

 

“I do not mean to be dramatic but I feel better today than I have in the last few years. I read a book about yeast infection few years and that book made me suspect that I may be over-prescribed antibiotics when I lived in Hong Kong and Beijing. My result was positive- I switched to a diet to combat candida and took probiotics. I have lost over 10 pounds when following the diet – by cutting simple sugars. Thanks that I have read that book and took this test.”

Asthma

Functional Medicine Practitioner, Hong Kong

“After testing and followed the treatment plan based on the result, I have noticed significant improvement on the itchy skin and breakouts from my patient. I am very happy with the testing service from HK BioTek, and intend on continuing making their tests as a part of my treatments for sure.”

Frequently-Asked Questions

1. What are the benefits of the Candida test?

- Semi-quantitative analysis of IgG, IgM, IgA and Candida antigens through ELISA procedure.

- Only a few drops of blood required

- Analysis completed in the U.S.

- Comprehensive supporting information in client information sheets

2. Aren’t Candida yeast infections only a female problem?

This is a common misconception. While the vaginal Candida infection is very common in women, that’s not the only form of yeast infection. Other very common forms of Candida infections include athlete’s foot, ringworm, oral thrush, jock itch, and other fungal skin irritations. It can possibly be the cause of feeling sick all over in men, women and children.

3. Can the Candida Screening test provide accurate and reliable test results?

We use the fully-automated ELISA technology to measure the antibody level.  All blood samples are sent to US BioTek Labs for testing, and each sample is retested to ensure accuracy, and the test is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Authorized by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), US BioTek Labs is the only laboratory with reproducible results that is the most sensitive to blood samples.

Authorization by COLA
Certificate of Anatomic Education Progra
Authorization by COLA
US BioTek Medical Test License
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