The test I had was a blood test. It was gone within 2 weeks of taking the bowel biotics although there was improvement before then. When the candida came the back the other 2 subsequent times, I went as fast as I possibly could to get the product again as you could imagine! 2 years of suffering was not something I even remotely wanted to experience again. Those latter times it only took a couple of days to get rid of. It hasn't recurred since then and that was some years ago now.
I have been able to get back to my previous diet but that was restricted in the first place as I have amine/salicylate sensitivities.
Symptoms were typical, yeasty smell about me, coating on the tongue, lack of energy, tired very easily, foggy, difficulty concentrating, itching in private areas etc.