DUTCH testing – The most innovative functional hormone test available
The Dutch Complete test is a comprehensive investigation into all the hormones on the sex hormone axis. This axis includes cortisol and its metabolites (yep, there are different types and knowing which can help us refine your treatment), oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and everything in between.
Your doctor will test for these hormones via the blood; still, they are rarely tested in combination, offering a more “zoomed out” appraisal of how each of the hormones interacts with each other at a pivotal time in your cycle. This broader look at your hormones is essential, especially if you are bloated and tired or sleepless and sad.
With samples collected around day 19-21 of your menstrual cycle using an easy-to-use home collection kit, the Dutch test covers important markers relating to the genetic and detoxification pathways the body uses to clear oestrogen from the body. Indicators that not only speak to the origin of a range of premenstrual symptoms such as irregular periods, pain, breast tenderness, and emotional changes but also the management of other oestrogen-related conditions such as the menopausal transition characterised by symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.