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Candida test

A candida (fungal) infection in the vagina presents with symptoms such as itching and vaginal discharge. If you are suffering from these symptoms, the Test-Point candida test may reveal whether it actually is a candida infection. The test is easy to perform and gives a result on the test cassette within ten minutes. The online pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com provide discrete orders of Test-Point candida tests.

What is a Test-Point candida test?

A candida (fungal) infection in the vagina presents with symptoms such as itching and vaginal discharge. If you are suffering from these symptoms, the Test-Point candida test may reveal whether it actually is a candida infection. The test is easy to perform and gives a result on the test cassette within ten minutes. The online pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com provide discrete orders of Test-Point candida tests.

What is the test used for?

Candida is a yeast species that can occur anywhere on the body. Usually this yeast lives in balance with other organisms on the skin and does not cause complaints. When the balance of fungi, bacteria and yeast is disrupted in the vagina (by antibiotics or a reduced resistance), the candida yeast can proliferate, causing annoying symptoms such as increased vaginal discharge, itching, pain and redness on the labia. However, these symptoms may also indicate other conditions. If you want to know whether you have a candida infection, you can get a candida test online through one of the pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com.

How to use the Test-Point candida test

The candida test consists of a container of fluid and a cotton swab. Before using the test, always read the leaflet enclosed. The candida test is done as follows:

  • Place the test cassette on a flat surface and carefully remove the aluminium foil of the container with the test fluid;
  • Get the swab from the package and place it in the vagina, as shown in the package insert;
  • Rotate the swab five times around to make a smear;
  • Get the swab from the vagina and place it in the container with test fluid. Stir 10 to 15 times through the liquid with a cotton swab;
  • Hold the test cassette with one hand and rotate the upper part of the test cartridge 90 degrees anti-clockwise with the other hand. The notch of the upper part will now be equal to the notch of the lower part;
  • Read the result in the window after 10 minutes. If both the test line and the control line are visible, there is indeed a candida infection. If only the control line is visible, then you do not have a candida infection. If no line appears in the window, or only the test line, the test was not performed correctly, in which case you need to perform a new test.

Candida test results

If the test indicates that you are suffering from a yeast infection, it can be treated with antifungal medication. The pharmacists working in conjunction with Dokteronline.com offer several over-the-counter medications online that can cure a vaginal yeast infection. If these do not work, if you suffer from severe symptoms, if the fungal infection keeps returning or if you do not trust the results, please consult a doctor. If the result is negative but symptoms persist, please also discuss this with your doctor.

Side effects

The Test-Point candida test has no side effects.

When not to use this test

Do not perform the test if you are menstruating. After using vaginal cleansing, wait 24 hours before performing the test as those products can influence the outcome.

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