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DUTCH Testing for Hormones

DUTCH means “Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones” and it is a lab testing process that gives you valuable insight into your hormones and to understand what could be driving your symptoms.

DUTCH tests are posted to your home and then returned to the lab for analysis. We offer DUTCH tests, analysis and zoom coaching appointments to bring your hormones into balance. 

What will a DUTCH Test tell me?

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Your levels of oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone and the precusor hormone DHEA
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How your body detoxifies and recycles hormones such as oestrogen
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Your levels of stress hormone cortisol and your sleep hormone melatonin
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Your levels of B12, B6, and glutathione - these are essential to establish if your hormones are being detoxed effectively

Which DUTCH test is right for me?

DUTCH Complete™ – This is the flagship DUTCH Test. This is the standard test we recommend for everyone and gives a comprehensive assessment of

  • sex hormones including oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone 
  • adrenal hormone 
  • vitamin levels including B12 and B6
  • serotonin and melatonin levels 
  • gut-health indicators
  • how the body is detoxing hormones and by which pathway

DUTCH Plus® – This test is ideal for those struggling with  fatigue issues including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME or Post Viral Syndrome as this provides more detail on how the stress response is working.

The DUTCH Plus includes all of the DUTCH Complete above and adds the cortisol awakening response (CAR). This test requires saliva samples as well as urine samples. By collecting saliva samples immediately after waking and in the minutes and hours following you can evaluate cortisol and the stress response in a way that cannot be assessed through urine alone.

DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ – This test analyses the full monthly menstrual cycle. and is ideal for those with  irregular or absent menstrual cycles and fertility issues.

This test collects nine targeted oestrogen and progesterone measurements from urine every day of the month to plot out what is happening in the follicular, ovulatory, and luteal phases.

If you want to analyse adrenal health and cortisol function, please add an adrenal stress test to this order.

Book a Discovery Call

Booking a discovery call allows you to make sure from the outset that you are on the right path with your health. During the video call, our Clinical Director, Claire Snowdon-Darling will go through your health history and create the correct course of action for you. Claire will guide you on whether you need;

  • functional lab tests
  • a coaching session on diet and lifestyle
  • a food intolerance review
  • nutritional supplementation 
  • a session with our in-house nurse to discuss HRT options

This session de-mystifies what is happening with your health, and from this you will have a clear path of how to get your hormones back on track. If you proceed to have a 1:1 session or package of sessions, the £50 cost of this call will be deducted from the price.

Who is DUTCH testing ideal for?

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Do you suspect you are perimenopausal or menopausal?
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Do you have hormonal issues including heavy, painful periods, missed or absent cycles or fertility problems?
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Do you have unexplained symptoms with fatigue, digestion or your immune system that could be coming from imbalanced hormones?
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Do you experience weight gain, skin issues, insomnia, headaches and migraines?

Things to Consider

If you are unfamiliar with reading a lab test, it can be confusing to understand. We can help. Add a lab analysis to your order for £50 and receive a simple interpretation of your results.

If you wish to have an analysis of your results AND a clear pathway of what to do with your diet, nutrition, lifestyle, low dose bioidentical hormones if needed and to understand the options available for you, including HRT, then add a first appointment to your order for £200.

If you are unsure what is best for you and you wish to discuss the options, book a discovery call with Claire Snowdon-Darling and this cost will be discounted from any future clinic sessions you book with us.

Save £469 when you book 6 sessions

Our 6 session package gives you the opportunity to dive deeply into your symptoms and be guided on how to make changes to your health with support every step of the way. This package includes

  1. 6 sessions with a coach or HRT nurse working on diet, nutrition, supplementation, low dose bioidentical hormone recommendations if needed and emotional coaching
  2. DUTCH hormone testing worth £239 (Or £239 towards another lab test if DUTCH isn’t relevant to you)
  3. Lab test analysis worth £50
  4. Food Sensitivity and supplementation kinesiology hair test worth £50
  5. Online support for 6 months’ worth up to £90
  6. Masterclass relating to your symptoms worth £20

The total saving with this package is £469.

Frequently Asked Questions

DUTCH is an acronym for “Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones”.

Many clients have visited the GP or an endocrinologist and have not achieved the information or hormone balance they have been looking for. The traditional medical approach to hormones is limited in a number of areas including 

  • hormone tests do not measure progesterone, testosterone, DHEA 
  • hormone tests do not measure how the body is processing or detoxing hormones such as oestrogen 
  • the medical model does not measure cortisol
  • the medical model does not work with the connection between the endocrine and the digestive system
  • the medical model prescribes artificial hormones containing progestin as a progesterone replacement which often causes symptoms 
  • the medical model does not work with the individual from a whole health perspective. A DUTCH test and appointment with Hormone Wellness will review your hormones in depth, your digestive health, your diet, your lifestyle and make recommendations on natural ways to balance your hormones.

It is an advanced testing process that enables your coach to gain valuable insight into your hormones and to assess for imbalances. This test is applicable for women of all ages who want to gain more information about their hormone function. This test is easy to use and is sent directly to you to be done at home.

For women on hormone replacement therapy, the Dutch test is an effective way to monitor the levels of the hormones you are using. For hormonal symptoms, traditional medical blood tests may not provide answers. Many women express frustration that they are experiencing symptoms but constantly hear that their traditional blood test results appear “normal.” This is one of the many reasons we use DUTCH testing as it provides us with a deeper understanding of what is really going on.

After your order, you will be sent your DUTCH test in the post. A DUTCH test involves collecting urine samples. The samples are then posted by you to the lab and analysed for information about how your hormones are being metabolised. (Please note results can take up to 28 days to be returned). Once your results are sent to us, we will forward them to you and you can request an email analysis (£50) or an appointment to discuss the results and get guidance on next steps (£200).

If you’re experiencing symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, depression, motivation, low libido, menopause symptoms, PMS, PMDD, weight gain, oestrogen dominance, and stress disorders, a DUTCH test can help you by providing you with the information your coach can use to support you in your health goals.

When you order your DUTCH test or receive the results, you have a choice to buy an email analysis (£50) or to book an appointment with one of our coaches (£200). Our coaches use a ‘whole health’ approach including

  • food strategies,
  • identifying food intolerances
  • offering gut microbiome and liver support
  • recommending supplementation to rebalance cortisol, oestrogen, and progesterone
  • lifestyle recommendations.
  • If needed, we can refer you to an independent nurse to discuss a HRT prescription.

If you want to include an email analysis with your DUTCH test purchase, click here to add to basket.

If you want an appointment with your DUTCH test purchase, click here to add to your basket.

If you want a free DUTCH test with 6 months worth of appointments, click here to add to your basket. 

Absolutely! The DUTCH provides valuable insight into how your body is responding to HRT and if you are processing it effectively. When you give the test sample, the questionnaire will ask you if you are taking HRT and this will be factored into your results. 

Please allow 7 days for us to process the order with the lab and for them to post it you. Please note, we cannot process the order without your date of birth which our admin will contact you for. Once you have returned your test to the lab, please allow 6 weeks for your results.

Please allow 10 working days for your DUTCH order to be processed and sent out by the lab. Please incorporate these delivery times into your plans as the the DUTCH Complete and DUTCH Plus need to be sampled on day 19 of your cycle and the DUTCH Cycle Mapping needs to start at the beginning of your cycle. 

Yes, very easy. There are clear instructions with your DUTCH test as well as a prepaid envelope so you can just hand the completed parcel to your post office. 

It is advised to be free of birth control when you do a DUTCH test as contraceptive hormones affect the results. It is recommended to have 2-3 menstrual cycles after stopping birth control before doing a DUTCH test for best results.

Why Choose Us?

We are a hormone, menopause and body identical HRT clinic specialising in a whole health approach. Our team include coaches, nutritionists and independent registered nurses with over 20 years experience, specialising in challenging hormone issues.

We analyse hormones, blood sugars. digestive health, diet, lifestyle, and emotional stress to be able to offer you a thorough approach to your health and wellbeing. 

Our coaches are accredited to the highest standards in our industry

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