Here’s a breakdown of what the DUTCH Test offers:
Comprehensive Analysis: It provides a detailed picture of an individual’s sex and adrenal hormones, as well as their metabolites.
Convenience: Patients collect dried urine samples at home over a 24-hour period, making the collection process more straightforward and less invasive than blood draws.
Circadian Pattern Insight: The test captures hormone patterns throughout the day, such as the cortisol rhythm, which is crucial for understanding how stress hormones are functioning.
Metabolite Detail: Beyond just measuring hormone levels, the DUTCH Test measures hormone metabolites, which can give insights into how the body processes and metabolizes hormones. This can be critical for understanding conditions like estrogen dominance, which might be related to issues such as PMS, PCOS, or even certain cancers.
Markers for Nutritional Deficiencies: The test can also provide information on certain nutritional markers, like vitamin B6 and B12.
Practitioners might recommend the DUTCH Test for various reasons, including assessing reproductive health, understanding the cause of fatigue, determining reasons for weight gain or mood changes, and more.