I have to agree with Zapp. I myself had several tests and they were all out of whack, not an accurate one in the bunch. And Great Smokies ( genova as it is called now) is the worst offender of the bunch. I sent several stool sampels to them and first they found nothing, then the found something, but it wasn't candida, then they said I was clear. Yet a blood test said my candida was sky high, go figure. I know what the answer is and none of us will probably ever know what strain we have. It sure would be interesting if we did. At least we would know who the enemy was. If you read the rest of the article you posted the link to , it actually gave specifics about what affects which strain more. Interesting info to have...IF we knew what strain we had. Unfortunately these labs are not in the business of accuracy, not now anyway. And as far as I am concerned the only test that is true is the blood test for Immune Complexes and even then, if your immune system has packed it's bags and left home you will not register any immune complexes. But if you are, that test is right on target. Not only did it know what I had, but it registered I had it for an extended time. The doctor knew my entire plight from that one test. The only reason I even submitted to other tests was because I was trying to get nystatin and another doctor felt he needed a stool test to prove it. But since candida is in your stool anyway and is supposed to be there, what good is it? When needing to measure "degrees" fo something a stool test is NOT the way to go.