Q: What specificity of Arabinose? What are other potential sources?
A: Various foods such as apples, apple juice, grapes, pears and more need to be avoided prior to testing. Here is information from the Organic Acids Test page – “Urine: 10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patients should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries, and their juices 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 48 hours before collection.”
Q: Recommended tests for checking for candida? When should you retest after tx?
A: Organic Acids Test, Stool Analysis, blood IgG antibodies. The most common test is the OAT. It recommended to retest after 90 days.
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