Analysing Hormone Balance

Test and balance important hormones under expert guidance

“A comprehensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones and expert guidance for optimal health”

SUPERIOR TESTING

HEALTH OPTIMISATION THROUGH A NEW LENSE

Your journey to health starts with specific laboratory-based investigations.  

This allows us to attain the crucial information required to develop an evidenced-informed, personalised approach to achieve your health goals.

COMPREHENSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR PROFILE TESTING

The Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH-Complete) is used to provide an accurate assessment of your sex and adrenal hormones and their metabolites. It also includes the daily, free cortisol pattern, as well as some organic acids, melatonin, and oxidative stress markers.

This comprehensive lab test is combined with other clinical markers as part of the clinical assessment to inform a personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan.

WHY DO THE DUTCH-COMPLETE TEST?

Often, the hormone tests that are generally performed may only provide only a portion of the overall hormone picture.

This advanced hormone test was developed to not only provide an most extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones but importantly also their metabolites. This unique combination of clinical information is not available by any other method.

THE ANALYTES

WHAT IS MEASURED?

  • Basic hormones
  • Androgen metabolites
  • Estrogen metabolites
  • Free cortisol pattern
  • Cortisol metabolites
  • Nutritional organic acids
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites
  • Melatonin
  • Oxidative stress marker (8-OHdG)

HOW IS IT MEASURED?

Simple spot urine tests. It can be done at home. You collect just four or five dried urine samples over a 24-hour period.

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHY DO WE NEED IT?

If there are suspected hormone imbalances then this test may be appropriate for you. But there are a lot of strategies that can be implemented to improve suspected hormone imbalances before jumping to this test. So exactly if and when this test should be done will be determined by your practitioner.

The DUTCH-Complete has some distinct advantages over other tests. One such example is that saliva and serum testing for various hormones can have limitations due to lack of hormone metabolite measurements. The hormone metabolites are important to provide a full picture.

WHY HASN’T MY DOCTOR DONE THIS TEST ON ME YET?

The conventional medical model is exceptionally good at managing acute illness. The test and interventions we are discussing here are not intended to replace your standard medical care. You should always follow the advice of your primary care physician for diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions and chronic diseases.

What we are looking at here, is the very different and complex scientific field of health optimisation. The goal of these tests is to detect imbalances (not to diagnose disease), correct these imbalances and work towards health optimisation.

INVEST IN HEALTH

AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF A COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS STRATEGY

Precision testing can have a profound impact on informing short- and long-term treatment protocols. If suspected hormone imbalances are a concern, the DUTCH-Complete test provides an important piece of your larger health optimisation strategy.  

Our goal is to:

DETECT: reveal hidden imbalances

CORRECT: with targeted nutrition and lifestyle interventions

OPTIMISE: with practical, systematic, personalised treatment plan based on your comprehensive health picture

With validated testing tools and using an evidenced-informed, personalised approach to your care, a strategic health optimisation program can be developed for you.

GET STARTED

HOW IS IT DONE?

Simple urine tests which can be done at home. You collect just four or five (depending on if you wake during the night) dried urine samples over a 24-hour period.

WHAT HAPPENS FROM THERE?

Your test results will be sent to us within 2-3 weeks of you returning the sample.  We will notify you once received and schedule a time for you to have your initial consultation. This consultation can be in person at our North Melbourne clinic or electronically via our telemedicine service.

During the initial consultation we will explain your results and recommend an individualised course of action for you including dietary, supplementation (if required), exercise and other lifestyle considerations. You will also be provided with access to our members area where exclusive members-only offers are available on resources and products.  

COST

Lab Test: $360 incl. postage to your home

Initial Consultation: $495

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