Sample Type: Dried Urine & Saliva
Average Processing Time: 21 +/- 4 days
The DUTCH Plus (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) was developed to improve on the available hormone testing options. DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex & adrenal hormones along with their metabolites (A substance made or used when the body breaks down food, drugs or chemicals, or its own tissue). Additionally, the diurnal (daily) pattern of free cortisol is included along with melatonin. The DUTCH Plus adds the Cortisol Awakening Response (the change in cortisol concentration that occurs in the first hour after waking from sleep) to bring another important piece of the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis into focus.
Women: Millions of women suffer from hormonal imbalances. Identifying the root cause of chronic health issues is certainly correctable, but only if properly identified. The dried urine collection process is great for baseline measurements of women with hormonal imbalances & for HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) monitoring.
Men: Over time, men experience a gradual loss of their hormones that are produced in the gonads & adrenal glands. Testosterone & DHEA (helps produce other hormones, including testosterone & oestrogen) levels fall & oestrogen levels tend to rise. Many men feel like this is part of getting older & do not think there is treatment to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.