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Candida + IBS Profile

Candida + IBS Profile

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Assess the presence of fungal overgrowth and antibody levels associated with IBS

At-home test: dried blood spot collection

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Who should take this test?

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, this test may be right for you.

Abdominal pain
Unintentional weight loss/weight gain
Nutritional deficiencies
Vitamin excess- folate


Candida + IBS Profile: At-home test, dried blood spot collection

We’re thrilled to introduce the new Candida + IBS Profile! This comprehensive test combines the Fungal Antibodies Test and IBSSure, allowing you to identify the presence of Candida overgrowth, antibody levels associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and autoimmune-related alterations in intestinal motility.

Fungal and bacterial overgrowth can lead to a range of health issues and harm gut microbiomes. With the Candida + IBS Profile, you can now quickly and easily identify overgrowths and help your patients get to the root of their symptoms.

You may benefit from this panel if you’ve been diagnosed with or suspect intestinal permeability, exposure to mold or other fungi, autoimmune disease, or chronic inflammation.

Why is This Test Important?

  • IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder, with worldwide prevalence rates ranging from 10-15%.
  • Candida is a fungal pathogen that is healthy in normal amounts, but if allowed to overgrow, it can wreak havoc on the digestive system and create an imbalanced gut microbiome.
  • Candida overgrowth can also cause infections in the bloodstream or major organs; Candidemia is one of the most common bloodstream infections in the US.
  • Fungal or bacterial overgrowth and infections can cause increased intestinal permeability, leading to chronic inflammation and conditions such as IBS.
  • The Vibrant Wellness Candida + IBS Profile helps identify IBS-diarrhea predominant (IBS-D) or IBS-mixed type (IBS-M) associated with fungal/bacterial overgrowth and determine if pathogens are at the root of your digestive symptoms.
  • The panel will allow you to discover the source of your symptoms and build a personalized wellness plan with your provider to address inflammation, resolve fungal or bacterial overgrowth, and improve your lifestyle.

Our proprietary technology detects:

  • Two different blood-based antibodies to differentiate between IBD and IBS subtypes, IBS-D (IBS-diarrhea) and IBS-M (IBS-mixed type)
  • Anti-CdtB antibodies to detect past cases of food poisoning
  • Vinculin antibodies to rule out the presence of IBD in autoimmune-related gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • And antibodies to 10 common fungal variants

This upgraded test equips you with a more powerful tool to provide better care and discover the underlying causes of health issues.

Markers Measured

Candida + IBS Profile markers measured:

The Candida + IBS Profile assesses the presence of Candida (fungal) overgrowth, antibody levels associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and autoimmune-related alterations in intestinal motility.

  • Cladosporium herbarum
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida guilliermondii
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Cytolethal distending toxin B
  • Vinculin


IBS and Bacterial/Fungal Overgrowth Symptoms

Patients with the following symptoms may benefit from the Candida + IBS Profile:

  • Cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Digestive issues: Bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation
  • Malabsorption
  • Unintentional weight loss/weight gain
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Steatorrhea
  • Vitamin excess- folate
  • Hypoproteinemia/hypoalbuminemia
  • Mental acuity symptoms including brain fog, fatigue, and anxiety
  • Impotence
  • Heartburn
  • Dietary intolerance to certain carbohydrates, fibers, and alternative sweeteners
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Oral thrush
  • Skin conditions: Acne, itching dermatitis
  • Dandruff
  • Nail fungus
  • Discolored nails
  • Hives
  • Poor memory
  • Tingling
  • Mood swings
  • Adrenal and thyroid malfunction
  • Sex hormone imbalances

About Test

About Fungal Antibodies Test

This is a dry blood spot (DBS) collection that is done at home.

You will receive a kit with full instructions. When you receive your kit please open it up and lay out the instructions and contents of your kit and get familiar with them.

You will be sent a lancet (to prick your finger with), as well as a blood specimen collection card. Simply follow the instructions to 'fill' your card with blood spots.

View detailed collection instructions with images here (PDF)


Before you begin, make sure you will have at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time. First, find a clean, open space to work on. Open the DBS collection kit and lay out all of your materials on the placemat (the last page) provided.

Please wear appropriate PPE ( personal protective equipment) while collecting the specimen from the patient.

* You will be given as many Blood specimen collection cards as required by your lab order.
* All DBS cards need to be filled for testing. Failure to complete all cards will result in the test not being performed.


Write the name and DOB on the card. Write the date and time on the blood specimen collection card.


Open the alcohol wipe.


Wash your hands and dry them with a clean towel. Make sure the water is warm, not hot.

This is very important as it will stimulate blood flow to the hands!


Choose a finger to poke on your non-dominant hand. If you are left-handed, choose your right hand. If you are right-handed, choose your left hand.


Choose an area on the side of your finger to poke (you'll see a visual in the instructions).


Pick up your lancet and twist the cap off.


Rub your finger from base to tip.


Put the lancet down and wipe the tip of your finger with the alcohol wipe.

Make sure to only wipe the finger in one single swoop!


With your palm facing up, press the lancet to your finger until you hear a click and feel a slight pinch.


Wipe the first drop of blood away with a gauze pad.


Milk your finger from base to tip to produce more blood.


Let the blood drop fall from your fingertip into the collection circle.

DO NOT touch your finger to the card. Fill the circle as full as possible, but do not add a second drop of blood to a circle. If necessary, use a second lancet!


After filling in all of the collection card circles, use your gauze pad to wipe the blood, apply pressure and apply a bandage.


Please discard the bio waste, including used lancet, alcohol pads, and gauze sponge, in an appropriate Biohazard waste container.


Let your collection card sit for at least 2 hours to dry before sending it back to us.

Keep the collection card in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Do not add additional blood drops after blood spots have dried.

Blood spots will darken as they dry.


After the blood spots have dried for at least 2 hours, fold the collection card, place it in the biohazard bag along with the humidity indicator and silica gel packs, and seal it tight.


Place the biohazard bag into the bubble mailer. Wash hands to prevent contamination. Please schedule Fedex Pick up for the specimen to be picked up from your office.

The Vibrant Experience

Vibrant America is a leading science and technology company delivering life-transforming laboratory services using an integrated microarray platform that enables multiplex testing at an affordable cost.

Vibrant’s relationship with its patients and providers is special. We go out of our way to provide the value and resources our providers need to accurately interpret test results and give patients the most accurate health information.

The Most Accurate In the Industry

All tests run on Vibrant’s proprietary 3Dense microchip technology platform boast an unrivaled specificity and sensitivity – which translates to the highest standard of accuracy of results in the lab industry.

Our Lab Technology

Vibrant America is at the forefront of modern medicine. Our technology was developed out of passion for better medicine, and we believe that automation is the key to high-quality and accurate test results. Multiplexing tests on a single sample enable a fast turnaround time.

Our Mission

Dedicated to bring clinically relevant test at a rapid pace to enable affordable high-quality diagnostics to every individual.

  • High-quality lab service
  • Fully automated systems
  • Low cost
  • Fast Turn Around Time

Quality and Security

All of our laboratory testings is done in a CLIA and CAP-certified laboratory in California.

Vibrant America's Compliance Overview



How do I know if my blood spots are big enough?

You’ll know if you have enough blood if the blood spot fills most of the collection circle. Try your best to fill all five circles.

My blood drops fell outside of the collection circles. Is this okay?

Yes, it is fine if the blood drops don’t fit neatly into the circles, but try to get them as close as possible.

I am nervous to poke my finger. What should I do?

Most people have said that the anticipation is worse than the poke itself. It should only feel like a slight “pinch.”

I poked my finger but am not getting enough blood out. What should I do?

First, try standing up and milking your finger below your waist. You can also try shaking your hand below your waist. If that doesn’t help, you can run your fingers under warm water while milking them to stimulate blood flow.

If blood still isn’t flowing, it has probably clotted. Wipe your finger with the alcohol wipe and apply a bandage. Try again later. It may help to take a break and drink a glass of water and move around. This will help stimulate blood flow to your fingers. Then, try again. This time poke another finger or a different spot on the same finger, and then try the process again.

How It Works


Order your test

You'll get an email confirmation from us.


Within 48 hours of payment

The lab will confirm your order and provide tracking.


2 days after kits ship

We will send you test instructions.


When results are in

You'll be notified via email, with instructions to access via secured portal.



Learn how to read your lab report.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

*Regulatory Statement*
Vibrant testing does not demonstrate absolute positive and negative predictive values for any disease state or condition. Its clinical utility has not been fully established. Vibrant validates the accuracy and precision of the testing but not of its clinical or diagnostic value. So these tests are for wellness and informational purpose only. Vibrant is actively doing clinical research on these samples, de-identified from patients under an IRB and will make research publications towards the same as and when the clinical utility is well established. These tests have been laboratory developed and their performance characteristics determined by Vibrant America LLC, a CLIA-certified laboratory performing the test CLIA#:05D2078809. The test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although FDA does not currently clear or approve laboratory-developed tests in the U.S., certification of the laboratory is required under CLIA to ensure the quality and validity of the tests. The general wellness test intended uses relate to sustaining or offering general improvement to functions associated with a general state of health while making reference to diseases or conditions. Content provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Content provided to help you make a healthy lifestyle, dietary, and treatment choices in consultation with your healthcare provider. It is intended to be used as a tool to encourage a general state of health and well-being. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner for diagnosis and treatment considerations. The Vibrant Wellness platform provides tools for you to track and analyze your general wellness profile.