In our office, we utilize the Dutch test to help patients struggling with hormonal imbalances and those who want a more comprehensive picture of their health. The Dutch test stands for: Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a comprehensive hormone testing panel that analyzes levels of hormones and their metabolites in urine. It provides a detailed assessment of hormone production, metabolism, and function, which can be used to identify hormone issues and guide treatment plans.
The Dutch test is unique in that it measures hormones and their metabolites in a dried urine sample collected over a 24-hour period. This provides a more accurate picture of hormone production and metabolism than traditional blood testing, which only provides a snapshot of hormone levels at a single point in time.
The test measures a range of hormones including cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, their metabolites, and an organic acid profile. It also assesses the body’s ability to detoxify hormones, which is important for overall hormone balance.
The results of the Dutch test can help identify the root cause of symptoms related to hormone imbalances, such as fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, acne, decreased libido, bloating, trouble sleeping, and menstrual irregularities. It can also guide treatment plans, which may include lifestyle changes, nutritional support, and supplementation.
It’s important to note that while the Dutch test is a valuable tool in hormone testing, it should be interpreted by a qualified healthcare practitioner who is experienced in hormone balancing and functional medicine. This is why Dr. Oz does a detailed evaluation alongside the test to get to the root cause of the problem and help support you towards a natural healing process.
If you are interested in learning more about the Dutch test and how it can help you improve your health, please give us a call and schedule your appointment today.