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{"id":1826500608066,"title":"Dutch Complete™ Test","handle":"dutch-complete-test","description":"\u003cp\u003eOur hormones play a vital role in the body, and act as the chemical messengers travelling via the bloodstream to every organ and tissue, controlling everything from heart rate, metabolism, energy, mood, sex drive, appetite, and more. In order for the body to function optimally, a optimal hormonal balance is key. However, our hormones can become unbalanced due to diet, stress, aging etc and many health issues can arise.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe DUTCH test (Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones) is the most advanced test you can take to assess your sex and adrenal hormones, and can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of any underlying hormonal imbalances that may be affecting your health. With this information, your health practitioner can tailor your diet with maximal nutritional support, and provide you with an informed treatment plan designed to bring your hormones back into balance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites.  It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916138e621a\" data-node=\"5b916138e621a\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916138e6634 fl-col-small fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916138e6634\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-heading fl-node-5b8ec2016f3a1\" data-node=\"5b8ec2016f3a1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"fl-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"fl-heading-text\"\u003eWHY USE THE DUTCH COMPLETE™?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b9162908a35e fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b9162908a35e\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b9162908a796\" data-node=\"5b9162908a796\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec2e062528\" data-node=\"5b8ec2e062528\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eAnalytical and Clinical Validation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePrecision Analytical’s testing methods go through a rigorous validation process to verify accuracy, recovery, and linearity. We pride ourselves in relentlessly pursuing the most accurate and precise techniques available for testing. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec237b7ce1\" data-node=\"5b8ec237b7ce1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Easiest Patient Collection\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePatients collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship \u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eworldwide.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec326c7f82\" data-node=\"5b8ec326c7f82\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eEffective HRT Monitoring\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eDUTCH testing was designed to \u003c\/span\u003ebe optimally effective for most forms of hormone replacement therapy. Unique methods are used for improved monitoring of oral progesterone and vaginal hormones.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b91626d5ca0f fl-col-small\" data-node=\"5b91626d5ca0f\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916138e66a0 fl-col-small fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916138e66a0\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916620dd058 fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b916620dd058\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916620dd469\" data-node=\"5b916620dd469\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-video fl-node-5b91682530916\" data-node=\"5b91682530916\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-video fl-wp-video\" itemscope=\"\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/VideoObject\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-video\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mep_0\" class=\"mejs-container mejs-container-keyboard-inactive wp-video-shortcode mejs-video\" role=\"application\" aria-label=\"Video Player\" tabindex=\"0\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mejs-inner\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mejs-controls mejs-offscreen\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916320212ee\" data-node=\"5b916320212ee\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916320216f4 fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916320216f4\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-heading fl-node-5b8ec46a8101a\" data-node=\"5b8ec46a8101a\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"fl-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"fl-heading-text\"\u003eHOW DOES DUTCH COMPARE TO OTHER HORMONE TESTS?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b9163808a80d fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b9163808a80d\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b9163808af00 fl-col-small\" data-node=\"5b9163808af00\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec49ed06f6\" data-node=\"5b8ec49ed06f6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. Saliva Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhile the free cortisol pattern in saliva has clinical value, there is a significant missing piece to surveying a patient’s HPA-Axis function with saliva testing – measuring cortisol metabolites. To properly characterize a patient’s cortisol status, free and metabolized cortisol should be measured to avoid misleading results when cortisol clearance is abnormally high or low. Likewise with sex hormones, measuring estrogen and androgen metabolites gives a fuller picture for more precise clinical diagnosis of hormonal imbalances and HRT monitoring.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. Serum Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhile the most universally accepted testing method (due to the availability of FDA-cleared analyzers that are reliable and inexpensive), serum testing is lacking in some areas. Adrenal hormones cannot be effectively tested in serum because free cortisol cannot be tested throughout the day. There is also a lack of extensive metabolite testing (especially for cortisol and estrogens).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. 24-Hour Urine Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThere are two primary drawbacks to 24-hour urine testing of hormones. First, the collection is cumbersome, and as many as 40% of those who collect, do so in error (Tanaka, 2002). Secondly, dysfunction in the diurnal pattern of cortisol cannot be ascertained from a 24-hour collection. Some providers add saliva for daily free cortisol. DUTCH eliminates the need for two tests.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2019-04-16T10:41:17+12:00","created_at":"2019-04-16T10:42:32+12:00","vendor":"Gilmours Havelock North Pharmacy Ltd","type":"Functional Tests","tags":[],"price":45000,"price_min":45000,"price_max":45000,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":45000,"compare_at_price_min":45000,"compare_at_price_max":45000,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":15169412431938,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Dutch Complete™ Test","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":45000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":45000,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0250\/5356\/products\/website-assets-03.png?v=1555368387"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0250\/5356\/products\/website-assets-03.png?v=1555368387","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eOur hormones play a vital role in the body, and act as the chemical messengers travelling via the bloodstream to every organ and tissue, controlling everything from heart rate, metabolism, energy, mood, sex drive, appetite, and more. In order for the body to function optimally, a optimal hormonal balance is key. However, our hormones can become unbalanced due to diet, stress, aging etc and many health issues can arise.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe DUTCH test (Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones) is the most advanced test you can take to assess your sex and adrenal hormones, and can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of any underlying hormonal imbalances that may be affecting your health. With this information, your health practitioner can tailor your diet with maximal nutritional support, and provide you with an informed treatment plan designed to bring your hormones back into balance.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites.  It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916138e621a\" data-node=\"5b916138e621a\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916138e6634 fl-col-small fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916138e6634\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-heading fl-node-5b8ec2016f3a1\" data-node=\"5b8ec2016f3a1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"fl-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"fl-heading-text\"\u003eWHY USE THE DUTCH COMPLETE™?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b9162908a35e fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b9162908a35e\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b9162908a796\" data-node=\"5b9162908a796\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec2e062528\" data-node=\"5b8ec2e062528\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eAnalytical and Clinical Validation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePrecision Analytical’s testing methods go through a rigorous validation process to verify accuracy, recovery, and linearity. We pride ourselves in relentlessly pursuing the most accurate and precise techniques available for testing. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec237b7ce1\" data-node=\"5b8ec237b7ce1\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe Easiest Patient Collection\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePatients collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship \u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eworldwide.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec326c7f82\" data-node=\"5b8ec326c7f82\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cb\u003eEffective HRT Monitoring\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan class=\"s1\"\u003eDUTCH testing was designed to \u003c\/span\u003ebe optimally effective for most forms of hormone replacement therapy. Unique methods are used for improved monitoring of oral progesterone and vaginal hormones.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b91626d5ca0f fl-col-small\" data-node=\"5b91626d5ca0f\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916138e66a0 fl-col-small fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916138e66a0\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916620dd058 fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b916620dd058\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916620dd469\" data-node=\"5b916620dd469\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-video fl-node-5b91682530916\" data-node=\"5b91682530916\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-video fl-wp-video\" itemscope=\"\" itemtype=\"https:\/\/schema.org\/VideoObject\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-video\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"mep_0\" class=\"mejs-container mejs-container-keyboard-inactive wp-video-shortcode mejs-video\" role=\"application\" aria-label=\"Video Player\" tabindex=\"0\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mejs-inner\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"mejs-controls mejs-offscreen\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b916320212ee\" data-node=\"5b916320212ee\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b916320216f4 fl-col-has-cols\" data-node=\"5b916320216f4\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-heading fl-node-5b8ec46a8101a\" data-node=\"5b8ec46a8101a\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"fl-heading\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"fl-heading-text\"\u003eHOW DOES DUTCH COMPARE TO OTHER HORMONE TESTS?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-group fl-node-5b9163808a80d fl-col-group-nested\" data-node=\"5b9163808a80d\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col fl-node-5b9163808af00 fl-col-small\" data-node=\"5b9163808af00\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-col-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module fl-module-rich-text fl-node-5b8ec49ed06f6\" data-node=\"5b8ec49ed06f6\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-module-content fl-node-content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"fl-rich-text\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. Saliva Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhile the free cortisol pattern in saliva has clinical value, there is a significant missing piece to surveying a patient’s HPA-Axis function with saliva testing – measuring cortisol metabolites. To properly characterize a patient’s cortisol status, free and metabolized cortisol should be measured to avoid misleading results when cortisol clearance is abnormally high or low. Likewise with sex hormones, measuring estrogen and androgen metabolites gives a fuller picture for more precise clinical diagnosis of hormonal imbalances and HRT monitoring.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. Serum Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhile the most universally accepted testing method (due to the availability of FDA-cleared analyzers that are reliable and inexpensive), serum testing is lacking in some areas. Adrenal hormones cannot be effectively tested in serum because free cortisol cannot be tested throughout the day. There is also a lack of extensive metabolite testing (especially for cortisol and estrogens).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDUTCH vs. 24-Hour Urine Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThere are two primary drawbacks to 24-hour urine testing of hormones. First, the collection is cumbersome, and as many as 40% of those who collect, do so in error (Tanaka, 2002). Secondly, dysfunction in the diurnal pattern of cortisol cannot be ascertained from a 24-hour collection. Some providers add saliva for daily free cortisol. DUTCH eliminates the need for two tests.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Dutch Complete™ Test

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Our hormones play a vital role in the body, and act as the chemical messengers travelling via the bloodstream to every organ and tissue, controlling everything from heart rate, metabolism, energy, mood, sex drive, appetite, and more. In order for the body to function optimally, a optimal hormonal balance is key. However, our hormones can become unbalanced due to diet, stress, aging etc and many health issues can arise.

The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Testing for Comprehensive Hormones) is the most advanced test you can take to assess your sex and adrenal hormones, and can provide you with a comprehensive analysis of any underlying hormonal imbalances that may be affecting your health. With this information, your health practitioner can tailor your diet with maximal nutritional support, and provide you with an informed treatment plan designed to bring your hormones back into balance.

This test is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites.  It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, organic acids, melatonin (6-OHMS), and 8-OHdG.

WHY USE THE DUTCH COMPLETE™?

Analytical and Clinical Validation

Precision Analytical’s testing methods go through a rigorous validation process to verify accuracy, recovery, and linearity. We pride ourselves in relentlessly pursuing the most accurate and precise techniques available for testing. 

The Easiest Patient Collection

Patients collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period. Dried samples are stable for several weeks making them convenient to ship worldwide.

Effective HRT Monitoring

DUTCH testing was designed to be optimally effective for most forms of hormone replacement therapy. Unique methods are used for improved monitoring of oral progesterone and vaginal hormones.

HOW DOES DUTCH COMPARE TO OTHER HORMONE TESTS?

DUTCH vs. Saliva Testing

While the free cortisol pattern in saliva has clinical value, there is a significant missing piece to surveying a patient’s HPA-Axis function with saliva testing – measuring cortisol metabolites. To properly characterize a patient’s cortisol status, free and metabolized cortisol should be measured to avoid misleading results when cortisol clearance is abnormally high or low. Likewise with sex hormones, measuring estrogen and androgen metabolites gives a fuller picture for more precise clinical diagnosis of hormonal imbalances and HRT monitoring.

DUTCH vs. Serum Testing

While the most universally accepted testing method (due to the availability of FDA-cleared analyzers that are reliable and inexpensive), serum testing is lacking in some areas. Adrenal hormones cannot be effectively tested in serum because free cortisol cannot be tested throughout the day. There is also a lack of extensive metabolite testing (especially for cortisol and estrogens).

DUTCH vs. 24-Hour Urine Testing

There are two primary drawbacks to 24-hour urine testing of hormones. First, the collection is cumbersome, and as many as 40% of those who collect, do so in error (Tanaka, 2002). Secondly, dysfunction in the diurnal pattern of cortisol cannot be ascertained from a 24-hour collection. Some providers add saliva for daily free cortisol. DUTCH eliminates the need for two tests.