DUTCH Hormone Test
The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) offers the most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol is included, along with melatonin (6-OHMS), 8-OHdG, and six organic acids. This unique combination of clinical information is not
available by any other method.
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.
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.
Here’s a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the lab test kit.
What if I miss a collection?
Simply collect the sample as instructed the following day. All samples do not need to be collected in one 24-hour period.
Do I have to take the samples in the order listed?
No, they can be collected in a different order. If you wish you may start with sample #3, followed by #4, #1 & #2. If you begin with #3, collect the extra sample if you wake and urinate in the night.
How long can I keep the dried samples before sending them in?
While hormone levels are very stable in dried samples, they should be sent back as soon as possible. If you have to wait to send them in, place in freezer (in plastic bag) after drying.
What if I am unable to urinate at the specific time?
Simply drink some fluids and go as soon as you are able.