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Candida Test FAQ

Questions related to the Candida Test

What should I do prior to my urine sample collection?

Prior to taking your urine sample, please note the instructions on WHEN to collect the sample as collection time is important. It is important to make sure that you drink plenty of water in the day leading up to the test. Make sure you have all of yo

Do I need to avoid anything prior to taking this sample?

Please avoid the following 48 hours before collecting your urine sample: apples, grapes, pears, cranberries (whole and juice products), and collagen. Also avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, ribose supplements, and other vitamins/mine

I'm planning to collect my urine sample for the OAT tomorrow morning. What if I wake up in the middle of the night to urinate?

If you wake up to urinate during the night, please collect all urine in a mason jar or Tupperware sealed container and place in the refrigerator. You will then add all of your morning urine to that jar before pouring out the minimum 30ml into the sa

I'm concerned that my urine sample may be too diluted. What should I do?

Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect the next morning. For further troubleshooting, if your urine is too dil

Can I collect a urine sample if I am on my menstrual cycle?

No, please wait until your menstrual cycle is complete before collecting urine sample to ensure it is not contaminated.

Can I take this test if pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes, however, please note that some recommended protocols (depending on results) may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Detoxing is not safe during pregnancy or nursing.

Why can't this test be ordered or completed in New York?

At this time, New York State laws prohibit the collection of specimens such as used in this test.

When should I do a retest for Candida?

If completing the CBO Protocol, we recommend testing after 3 months on the Gut Rebuilding protocol.

I'm in the middle of the Parasite Protocol and I just received my OAT, can I run the lab now or should I wait?

For best results, please run the OAT a few weeks after you have completed the Parasite Protocol. Antimicrobials should be discontinued So please save your lab kit, complete the 8 week Parasite Protocol and after a few weeks, you can collect your ur

Should I freeze my sample after collection?

Yes, please freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping.

How long can my urine sample stay frozen before shipping?

If you have a slight delay from time of sample collection to shipping out your sample, urine can stay frozen for up to 20 days.

Are there any videos on how to collect a urine sample?

Urine Sample Collection Video:.

How do I mail my sample back (US)?

1. Place urine specimen(s) into the biohazard zip-lock bag along with the absorbent packing sheet. Place frozen gel pack and urine sample(s) into the silver thermo bag. Place the silver thermo bag into the cardboard box (UPS may reject package  if sa

How do I mail my sample back (International)?

You are responsible for arranging shipping and associated costs back to the lab. Please contact your local post office to find the most appropriate way to send internationally, tracking is recommended. The sample should be frozen (freezer pack includ