DUTCH Hormone Test

DUTCH   (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones)

Precision Analytical USA offer a range of hormone tests depending on your needs.

Hormones change as we age but they are also susceptible to imbalances through nutrient deficiencies ,stress and also environmental toxicity. Symptoms come in many forms and can be anything from mood swings to headaches to loss of confidence. Because hormones control so much of how our body functions ,imbalances can have immense impact on your daily lives. Tests which analyse one or two hormones can be of little help when our hormones are much more complicated in their interactions than what a test like that would reveal.

The DUTCH tests are invaluable when you really want to know what is happening hormonally in your body.

  •    Do you suffer from PMT?
  •    Do you think you may be peri menopausal or menopausal but aren’t sure?
  •    Are you having trouble conceiving?
  •    Do you feel out of sorts and have trouble coping ?

The Dutch hormonal profiles give a unique insight into this important interactive hormonal interplay which effects your body at every moment of every day.

DUTCH Complete

This tests the adrenal hormones (11), melatonin, , creatine (4), progesterone (2) oestrogen metabolites and ratios(9),  androgens (8), neurotransmitter metabolites(3) and nutritional organic acids(3) 41 markers in total.DUTCH Hormone Test

DUTCH Plus (Complete and CAR)

This test includes the Hormones from The DUTCH complete along with CAR which is Cortisol awakening response.

This gives extra information on adrenal function particularly the body’s immediate response to stress.

DUTCH Complete with Cycle Mapping

This test measures the hormones over an entire cycle which therefore tracks the fluctuations of the different hormones at the different times of the month.

The markers form the DUTCH complete are included giving a comprehensive evaluation of your hormone status.

The cycle mapping is particularly useful for issues around irregular bleeding, infertility and general issues around hormonal imbalance.

35 Hormones are tested along with their metabolites.

 

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

 

Comprehensive Stool Analysis incorporating a PCR Test

comprehensive stool Analysis

 

There are a range of CDSA Tests available

This gives flexibility depending on what your health needs are.

 

 

 

There is also the option of ordering individual markers if there is one or more things you are needing clarification on eg Transglutaminase IgA  for gluten sensitivity.  There are 5 single markers tests available

 Why use a CDSA test?

This test shows key enzymes and markers through the whole GI tract. It is invaluable when overall digestion has been a problem including pain, bloating, diarrhoea, reflux and constipation. This test is really useful especially when traditional medical tests are normal but you know your digestion isn’t right.

The full panel gives markers of:

Macroscopy and Microscopy

– Stool colour , form , mucous, red blood cells and white , food remnants, starch, fat.

Digestive

–chymotrysin, SCFA, Pancreatic elastase, meat and vege fibres

Absorption

-Triglycerides, Long chain fatty acids, cholesterol, Phospholipids

Inflammation

-transglutamase IGA, eosinophil protein X, calprotectin, bile acids, lactoferrin.

Metabolic Markers

-Beneficial SCFA, ph ,butyrate,acetate, propionate,b-glucorodinase

Tumour and Ulcer Markers

-M2 pyruvate kinase, h pylori antigen

Bacteriology including yeasts.

-This test includes levels of beneficial bacteria including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Yeasts including candida albicans plus other species as well as potential pathogenic bacteria such as yersinia, camphylobacter and klebsiella.

It also includes a panel of what antibiotic or natural supplement would be effective against the Bacteria and Yeasts        

Parasitology

-Infectious organisms such as giardia, cryptosporidium ,blastcystis hominis along with other parasite species are tested.

What is a PCR Test?

PCR testing is using technology that can amplify even trace levels of DNA present. This can give an advantage when testing in a situation where the bacteria or H pylori for example may be missed, but fragments of DNA can be found.

This allows for more accurate assessment of infection present  even in  a 1 day stool sample.

 

Organic Acids Profile

The Organic Acids profile is a great test when you feel  generally unwell and are not sure where to start with your health journey.

It will give a general overview of body function by touching on a number of key areas vital to health.

organic acids profile

This test measures urine metabolite markers which give information on

  •         Digestion
  •         Liver detox function
  •         Nutrition
  •         B vitamin Status
  •         Cellular energy production,
  •         Neurotransmitters
  •         Antioxidant status.
  •         Bacteria and yeast overgrowth

This Functional Medicine test can be particularly useful if you suffer from chemical sensitivities, sleep problems, depression and weight problems.

This is a simple to perform test requiring just one urine sample.

 

SIBO Breath Test

 

The SIBO Breath Test is an easy to perform test which identifies bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine.

Symptoms caused by SIBO include SIBO Breath Test

  • Bloating,
  • Stomach cramps,
  • Upper abdominal pain,
  • Diarrhoea,
  • Constipation,
  • Reflux and excessive wind.

Because of the poor absorption caused by SIBO, other symptoms  and health conditions can occur including fatigue, skin problems, fibromyalgia and even endometriosis.

Often those suffering from SIBO have been given a diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and never really sort their digestive problems out.

Risk factors for SIBO include:

Bouts of tonsillitis or tonsil removal, Apendix removal, history of food poisoning, regular ingestion of sugar or alcohol and use of antibiotics.

 

MTHFR Gene Mutation

This is a genetic variation which makes it very difficult to absorb your B vitamins including folic acid. This can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other health risks including elevated Homocysteine levels in the body.MTHFR Gene Mutation

If you have this variation you may suffer with some of the symptoms of B vitamin deficiency such as low energy, low mood, poor memory but taking some B vitamin supplements can actually make you feel worse.

Knowing whether you have this gene variation means you can choose the most appropriate supplementation your body needs and reduce your risks for a number of chronic diseases.

This Gene Mutation is also tested in The Health and Wellbeing Genetic Profile.

Hair Mineral Analysis

Are you concerned about heavy metal toxcity ?

Do you wonder whether you are getting enough minerals in your diet?Hair Mineral Analysis

This Hair Test Analysis  17 key minerals and 18 toxic metals.

These include: Boron, Calcium, Cobalt, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Germanium, Iodine, Lithium, Magnesium, Molydenum, Manganese, Selenium, Strontium, Vanadium, Tungsten, and Zinc

Aluminium, Silver, Antimony, Barium, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Mercury, Nickel, Lead, Palladium, Platinum, Arsenic, Thallium, Tin, Titanium, Uranium, Zirconium.

Hair Analysis is a reflection of how well the hair has been nourished with minerals or contaminated by toxins over an extended period of time. As the blood circulates the body it delivers nutrients and toxins to the hair which gives an indication of overall mineral and heavy metal exposures.

This is a great test to give an overall indication of nutrition and toxicity in your body. It’s also an easy test to do at home.

Adrenal Cortex Stress Profile

Adrenal health is crucial for coping with busy and often stressful lives. Adrenal fatigue can be caused by  long term stress or nutritional deficiencies which results in imbalances of the key adrenal hormones .

This profile  tests DHEA’s and Cortisol levels at 4 key times through the day. Also secretory IgAAdrenal Fatique

Are you feeling exhausted and loosing your ability to cope with stress.?

The health of the adrenal glands is crucial for maintaining energy , controlling inflammation, healthy digestion, strong immune system  and an overall healthy hormone balance. The adrenal glands also affect sleep patterns and the ability to have a healthy weight.

Stress both physical and emotional will impact on healthy Adrenal function and can result in symptoms of extreme anxiety and burnout. If symptoms are prolonged then it can lead to depression and chronic fatigue.  

Do you feel like your get up and go has got up and gone!

There can be many causes of fatigue but modern lifestyles are contributing to an increase in the prevalence of this growing health condition  called Adrenal fatigue.

This test is incorporated into the DUTCH Hormone tests but is also offered as a stand alone test.

 

Complete Microbiome Mapping

More and more information is coming out about the benefits of Complete Microbiome Mapping, and how crucial good gut health is to all aspects of our health.

What Is Microbiome Testing?

This test gives a comprehensive overview of your gut microbiome and is particularly useful if you have digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions or are interested in achieving better health.Microbiome Testing

The Complete Microbiome Test

This gut microbiome analysis uses the latest technology to identify key gastrointestinal  health markers including

  • Calprotectin,
  • Pancreatic Elastase,
  • Secretory IgA,
  • Zonulin
  • B-Glucuronidase along with organisms inhabiting this unique environment. These include species of Parasites, Worms, Bacteria( opportunist and normal) Phyla Microbiota, Viruses, Fungi and Yeasts.

Who Would Benefit From  Microbiome Mapping?

If you suffer from

  •         Gut discomfort or pain
  •         Autoimmune disorders
  •         Depression or anxiety
  •         Skin problems and allergies
  •         Gastritis or had food poisoning
  •         Irritable Bowel or inflammatory bowel disease
  •         Poor immune health

or if you are interested in preventative medicine and reducing your risk of chronic disease.

 

Comprehensive Thyroid Profile

The Thyroid gland influences nearly every cell in the body as well has having crucial roles in  controlling  metabolic rate and energy levels. Unfortunately Thyroid disorders remain one of the most under diagnosed health conditions resulting in patients having to live with  many of the debilitating symptoms .

Thyroid Function Test

This test reports on TSH,  FT3,  Ft4,  rT3, Ratios, TPOAb,  ATG Ab,  TSH rec Abs

These markers give significant diagnostic information on how the Thyroid is working. The regular blood test for Thyroid which reports serum TSH and T4 can be misleading without the full spectrum of markers being included. This results in many people with impaired Thyroid function being misdiagnosed.This is particularly common with subclinical hypothyroidism but can also occur with hyperthyroidism.

  • The Thyroid is an extremely important endocrine gland and has many functions in the body. Impaired function can result in many health conditions includingthyroid function
  • Fatigue  
  • Low metabolic rate or extremely high metabolic rate   
  • Depression 
  • Joint stiffness     
  • Arthritis and inflammatory diseases 
  • Polymyalgia        
  • Cardiovascular disease including high cholesterol.     
  • Memory and mood disorders 
  • Dry skin and thinning hair
  • Difficulty in losing weight or uncontrolled weight loss.