The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) test is a comprehensive hormone test that measures hormones and their metabolites in urine. This test provides an accurate and detailed picture of hormone balance, which can be used to inform treatment plans for a variety of hormonal conditions. The practitioners at Phoenix Rising often use the DUTCH test for patients who are seeking holistic assistance in fertility support, and those who need to gain insight into hormone dysregulation, including perimenopause, menopause, low testosterone, low libido, painful periods, PCOS, adrenal insufficiency, and more.
The DUTCH test measures a variety of hormones, including cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and melatonin. It also measures hormone metabolites, which provide additional information about hormone function and metabolism. The test is done using a dried urine sample, which can be collected at home and sent to a lab for analysis.
One of the key benefits of the DUTCH test is its accuracy and reliability. Unlike traditional blood tests, which only measure hormone levels at a single point in time, the DUTCH test provides a comprehensive picture of hormone balance over a 24-hour period. This can help identify hormone imbalances that might be missed with other tests.
Another benefit of the DUTCH test is its ability to identify specific hormone metabolites. This information can be used to identify issues with hormone metabolism, which can be an underlying cause of hormone imbalances. By addressing these underlying issues, it may be possible to correct hormone imbalances and improve overall health.
The DUTCH test can also be used to monitor hormone levels over time. This can be useful for individuals who are undergoing hormone replacement therapy, as well as for those who are making lifestyle changes to improve their hormonal balance. By tracking hormone levels over time, it is possible to make adjustments to treatment plans and lifestyle changes as needed.
Overall, the DUTCH test is a valuable tool for assessing hormonal balance and identifying underlying issues that may be contributing to hormone imbalances. By providing a comprehensive picture of hormone function and metabolism, the test can be used to inform treatment plans and lifestyle changes that can improve overall health and well-being. The DUTCH test is available for patients of Phoenix Rising Integrative Medicine.