You can order low cost lab work (blood tests) for yourself through my affiliate account at Yourlabwork.com through the link below (I will receive an affiliate commission). Blood draws are done at Quest Laboratories (you can schedule appointments or see walk-in wait times online through link below).
Functional medicine tests for SIBO, complete stool analysis, lactose intolerance and intestinal permeability (i.e., leaky gut) are also available from YourLabwork.com (use this link not the one above).
You can order your own micro/mycobiome sequencing test (using 16s DNA technology) through my affiliate account at BIOHM (see link from Shop Menu, Gut Testing). Get 10% off with code: “HDH10OFF”. They sequence your gut bacteria, archaea and fungi (including candida), report on the quantities of known phylla of gut bugs and their comparison to the norm, give you a gut health score, and recommend diet changes and supplements to help bring your gut into balance. This is the least expensive type test I am aware of that will help you determine if you have candida overgrowth.
A higher level test using metagenomics is offered by Sun Genomics. It’s called the Flore Gut Test Kit and they also offer the possibility of custom probiotics (not endorsing that, just sharing the info). This technology sequences all the parasites, bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses in your gut. If you use my referral link above as of 7/27/20 their test is only $147 (20% off) which is at least half as much as other companies that do this type of sequencing.
Another metagenomic testing company is Onegevity. They also sequence all the parasites, bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses in your gut and identify any pathogens, letting you know with a call from a practitioner if you have any pathogens of serious concern. They also give you scores on how your gut microbiome impacts inflammation, constipation and diarrhea; compare your diversity, phylla, keystone taxa and community to the norm; show you how your gut bacteria are at providing certain micronutrients (B12, B6 and B3) and short chain fatty acids; and give you individualized recommendations on supplements and diet.
Please note: I am not a medical doctor and I cannot receive lab results from the lab, read or interpret labs, or diagnose or treat any medical condition. What I can do is share with you optimal functional ranges for your labs, guide you to resources to help you understand your labs, share with you food, lifestyle and supplements you may want to consider based on your lab results or share anything I see that raises potential concerns or red flags that you may want to investigate further or discuss with your doctor.