There are several ways of diagnosing Candida overgrowth (Thrush):
Primarily and most recommended – at GP appointment to get a Thrush diagnosis
Doctors are trained professionals and should be able to pick up on the most common symptoms quickly. You might be prescribed an antifungal medicine like Fluconazole that’s proven to offer effective symptom relief. While this won’t address the underlying issue, for a lot of people this will prove to be very helpful and timely. This is mostly true for oral and vaginal thrush.
Candidatest.co.uk – lab test based on a stool sample
Our team has personally used the great service offered by Candidatest.co.uk and have found them to be very accurate. We re-test every so often to check our progress with normalizing Candida levels.
They test based on a mouth swab and a stool test, the testing itself is done in Germany, and the sample gets sent via a medical courier.
Candidatest.co.uk offer a wide range of tests, they can also check for H. Pylori or parasite infections, gluten intolerance tests and more.
Home spit test Candida test
The candida home spit test is a test that is sometimes used to diagnose a Candida overgrowth or Candidiasis.
The candida home spit test involves collecting a sample of saliva in the morning before eating or drinking anything. The saliva is then placed in a glass of water. If the saliva
sinks to the bottom of the glass and forms long strings, it is said to be positive for a Candida overgrowth. If the saliva floats on the surface of the water or forms small clumps, it is said to be negative.
It is important to note that the Candida home spit test is not a reliable method for diagnosing Candidiasis. It is not supported by scientific evidence and should not be used as a sole method for diagnosing a Candida overgrowth.