Candida, Yeast Culture With Sensitivity Test

Candida, Yeast Culture With Sensitivity Test

The Candida, Yeast and Sensitivity Test Microbiology Profile is used to find out if you have an overgrowth of yeast including candida. It includes a sensitivity panel that shows which natural or pharmaceutical agents are effective against any yeasts reported.

Candida is a yeast that is part of our digestive flora. In some individuals the natural balance of the gut is disrupted, leading to an overgrowth of candida.

At Smart Nutrition we pride ourselves in offering the best cost possible for the Candida, Yeast with Sensitivity Test.

Many symptoms associated with an overgrowth of yeast and it can be hard to distinguish the source of symptoms so testing is often the key to clarity.

Toxic byproducts released by yeast can set off a multitude of both subtle and overt symptoms. These range from headaches, fatigue, and inability to concentrate, to low sex drive, recurrent vaginitis, skin irritations, and even failing vision as well as the following:

  • Foggy head
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating
  • Fungal infections
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Excess wind
  • Aching joints, heavy muscles
  • Recurrent thrush
  • Decreased libido
  • Bladder infections
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic sinus problems

Overgrowth of the yeast candida albicans can be signified by a large number of skin problems. In fact, some experts estimate that 15% of patients with an overgrowth of the yeast candida have some type of skin problem such as;

  • Dry skin
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Inflammation
  • Rashes on various parts of the body
  • Atopic dermatitis

Factors that can trigger a yeast over growth such as candida include:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Use of oral contraceptives
  • Use of steroid medication
  • Stress
  • High sugar diets
  • High starch diets
  • Chlorinated water

The candida, yeast with sensitivity test measure levels of yeasts including candida.

The test is carried out via a culture –  This is where a bit of the sample is put in a petri dish to see what grows.

If a yeast is grown then it is treated with natural anti fungals such as allicin as well as pharmaceuticals such as nystatin.

The candida, yeast with sensitivity test requires a stool sample.

The probiotic yeast saccharomyces boulardii may influence the candida, yeast with sensitivity test results so should be stopped before testing along with antifungal supplements or antifungal medication  – but please only stop any medication with your doctors consent.


The candida, yeast with sensitivity test is suitable for adults and children that are 3 years and above.

Results for the candida, yeast with sensitivity test take 12 days.

Your candida, yeast with sensitivity test results will be emailed to you.

Candida, Yeast Culture With Sensitivity Test

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Please do not return samples to the laboratories that may arrive after Wednesday 27th March and up to and including Monday 2nd April.

The laboratories are closed from the 28th March – 2nd April for the Easter Holiday.