Last updated on October 22nd, 2019 at 04:07 pm
Candida Albicans Rapid Test
The human body is home to many different microorganisms. While some of these microorganisms are beneficial and even critical to life, others may be pathogenic in nature. When a pathogenic microorganism is given a chance to overgrow, it may lead to the development of an infection. Different types of microorganisms exist, including bacteria, fungus, and viruses.
Fungal infections are relatively common and can be caused by a number of different species. An estimated 300 million individuals over the world are affected by a serious fungal infection each year. Among these, at least 25 million face life-threatening complications due to the infection.’
Laboquick Candida ALbicans Ag casette test is used as a diagnostic tool to detect qualitative immunochromatographic Candida Albicans antigens in vaginal swab samples.
Contents of Candida Test
- Candida Albicans Ag Test Device.
- Sample diluent bottle.
- Sample taking swab rod.
- Silica gel bag for moisture.
Candida Test Instructions
What Is Candida Albicans?
Candida Albicans is a type of microorganism that is classified as a fungus. This microorganism is part of the body’s microflora and is naturally found within the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract. Among women, Candida Albicans is also found in the vagina. While Candida Albicans are generally considered harmful, there are cases where an overgrowth of these fungi can occur. In such a scenario, this may lead to an infection.
When an overgrowth of Candida Albicans occurs, different types of infections may be suffered, depending on which area of the body is affected. Some common infections caused by an overgrowth of this fungus include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Genital yeast infection
- Oral thrush
- Mucocutaneous candidiasis
Symptoms Of Candida Albicans
The symptoms caused by an infection from Candida Albicans depend on the specific area of the body that has been affected. Below is an overview of the various infections that can be caused by these fungus species, and specific symptoms to look out for:
- Urinary tract infection: increased urination, painful sensation while urinating, pelvic pain, abdominal pain, and, in some cases, blood in the urine.
- Genital yeast infection: a burning sensation when urinating or while having sexual intercourse. In women, a discharge may come from the vagina, along with swelling and irritation in the area. Men may experience a rash on their penis.
- Oral thrush: White spots tend to develop in the mouth, along with a possible pain or burning sensation. Swallowing may be difficult, and there may be a loss of taste.
- Mucocutaneous candidiasis: A rash will generally form in the affected area, sometimes with the development of a white substance that becomes thick.
Why Get Tested For Candida Albicans?
When symptoms of an infection linked to Candida Albicans are identified, diagnosis and treatment should follow promptly. Failure to treat these infections causes a risk of a systemic infection. In such a case, the infection may spread to other parts of the body, including organs. This, in turn, can cause life-threatening complications to develop.
The Candida Albicans microorganisms are considered opportunistic fungus. An overgrowth of these microorganisms can lead to an infection, which may affect areas such as the mouth, vagina, or the urinary tract, among others. Identifying the symptoms and obtaining treatment is critical, as complications can become serious.