DUTCH Hormone Tests

The DUTCH  Hormone Tests (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones)

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

Hormones change as we age, but they are also susceptible to imbalances through nutrient deficiencies, stress, and 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 an immense impact on your daily life. Tests that analyse one or two hormones can be of little help because our hormones are much more complicated in their interactions than what a test like that would reveal.

The DUTCH Hormone 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 perimenopausal 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 that affects your body at every moment of every day.

DUTCH Hormone Test

DUTCH Complete

This tests the adrenal hormones, melatonin, creatine, progesterone, oestrogen, metabolites and ratios, androgens, neurotransmitter metabolite, and nutritional organic acids.  41 markers in total.

DUTCH Plus (Complete and CAR)

This test includes the hormones from The DUTCH complete and CAR, which is the 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 tracks the different hormones’ fluctuations at different times of the month.

The markers from the DUTCH Complete Test are included giving a comprehensive evaluation of your hormone status.

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

35 Hormones are tested along with their metabolites.

Also, check out our complete microbiome mapping article.

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Comprehensive Stool Analysis incorporating a PCR Test

There is 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 are one or more things you need clarification on, e.g., Transglutaminase IgA for gluten sensitivity. 

comprehensive stool Analysis

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 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, white, food remnants, starch, fat.


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


-Triglycerides, Long-chain fatty acids, cholesterol, Phospholipids


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

Metabolic Markers

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

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 include candida Albicans plus other species and potentially pathogenic bacteria such as yersinia, campylobacter, and klebsiella.

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


-Infectious organisms such as giardia, cryptosporidium, blastocysts, and hominins, along with other parasite species, are tested.

What is a PCR test?

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

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

You can purchase a Comprehensive Stool Analysis Test at our website https://naturalmedicine.nz/ or click the link below.

Organic Acids Profile

The Organic Acids Profile Test

The Organic Acids profile test is great when you feel generally unwell and unsure where to start your health journey.

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

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
organic acids profile

This Functional Medicine test can be beneficial 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

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

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 diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and never really sort their digestive problems out.

Risk Factors for SIBO include:

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

Learn more about other functional medicine tests  or click the link to our website https://naturalmedicine.nz/

DNA Test For The MTHFR Gene Mutation

The MTHFR gene mutation is a genetic variation that makes it very difficult to absorb your B vitamins including folic acid.

MTHFR refers to methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase

This can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and other health problems including elevated Homocysteine levels in the body. Having the variant can also impact a healthy pregnancy and the risk of neural tube defects in the newborn baby.

Possible symptoms of having this gene variant includes

  • Depression
  • Poor memory
  • Anxiety
  • Nerve pain
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular Disease including clots, heart attacks, and strokes
MTHFR Gene Mutation

Even though many of these symptoms and risks are caused by a B vitamin deficiency, taking B vitamins can actually make you feel worse. This is likely to be because of the type of B vitamin you choose. Different forms of vitamins can be more easily assimilated.

Role Of Folic Acid In Pregnancy

Folic Acid as a prescription medicine is usually automatically given in pregnancy to reduce the risk of Neural tube defects.  It is given to reduce homocysteine levels in the body which carries a number of health risks. However, knowing if you actually have the gene mutation will give you more information as to the best form of folic acid you should take and what other nutrients would be important to take during your pregnancy.

Other nutrients that are involved in neural tube defect risk are Vitamin B12, B6, and betaine. All those nutrients are required to reduce Homocysteine levels in the body. Elevated homocysteine carries with it risks for cardiovascular disease as well. The Health and wellbeing gene profile tests genes associated with the MTHFR and homocysteine metabolism.

MTHFR and Pregnancy

Testing For The MTHFR  Gene Variant

When Testing the MTHFR gene, the test reveals the actual MTHFR  Gene variants. Having one variant is less likely to cause health issues compared to having 2 variants on the gene. Gene testing will clarify how much at risk a person may have, based on their Gene variant.

Gene mutations are inherited. You receive one copy of each of the MTHFR genes from each parent. If you receive a gene mutation from both parents then your risk of having  2 variants on the gene is higher.

How to Get a Gene Test for MTHFR

Due to more awareness of the health risks associated with MTHFR variants,  getting a gene test for MTHFR is a lot more available than ever before.

This  DNA Test is available as a stand-alone MTHFR test, but is also incorporated into The Health and Wellbeing Genetic Profile.

MTHFR Gene Test

Hair Mineral Analysis Test

This hair mineral analysis is a great test if you are concerned about heavy metal toxcity

Wondering if You Are Getting Enough Minerals in Your Diet?

This Hair Test Analyses 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 reflects how well the hair has been nourished with minerals or contaminated by toxins over an extended period. 

As the blood circulates the body, it delivers nutrients and toxins to the hair, indicating overall mineral and heavy metal exposures.

Hair Mineral Analysis

The hair mineral test is a great test to indicate overall 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 throughout the day. Also secretory IgA

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, a 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 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.  

Adrenal Fatique

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.

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
Microbiome Testing

Along with organisms inhabiting this unique environment. These include 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.

To purchase  A Complete Microbiome Test.  You can go to our website https://naturalmedicine.nz/ or click the link below.

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Comprehensive Thyroid Profile

The Thyroid gland influences nearly every cell in the body and has crucial roles in controlling metabolic rate and energy levels. Unfortunately, Thyroid disorders remain one of the most underdiagnosed 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.

  • 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.
thyroid function