"A comprehensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones and expert guidance for optimal health"
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.
WHAT IS MEASURED?
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.
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.
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.
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.
$360 incl. postage to your home
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Comprehensive laboratory based testing of hormone
profile to inform your personalised wellness strategy.
Private health rebates available on
consultations with eligible extras cover.
Comprehensive Sex & Adrenal Hormone Profile
Lifestyle and Food Diary Assessment
Personalised Wellness Strategy
Evidence based advice and professional guidance
from Specialist Health Clinician
Measure and Monitor Progress
Hormone Balance Steps
Tailored wellness based on your individual laboratory results
We will submit a test authorisation to the lab. They will contact you immediately with a link to make a payment for the test.
The test will be delivered directly to your home. It will take between 2 - 4 days to arrive.
You will be sen a confirmation email to confirm purchase.
You will also receive a seperate email from us which will test preparation instructions as well as a food diary and pre-consultation questionnaire to complete.
Follow Test Instructions and Complete Test
Once the test has arrived, follow the instructions to complete the test.
Also complete the questionnaire.
Send the test back to the lab using the reply paid packaging provided.
The pre-consult questionnaire is to be sent to our office.
Your test results will be sent to us directly within 2-3 weeks of you returning the sample.
We will notify you once received and schedule a time for you to have your consultation. This consultation can be in person at our North Melbourne clinic or via our telemedicine service.
During the consultation with our specialist we will discuss the results with you and develop therapeutic protocols to address any identified issues as well as a longer term wellness protocol for health optimisation.
There will typically be a number of phases that build on each other to work ultimately towards health optimisation.
Following the consultation you will be sent a link to access the members area which has special offers on practitioner-only supplement lines and associated resources.
Review Progress, Set Goals
& Make Adjustments
Review consultations ($145) help to track progress, transition between protocols of your over-arching health strategy and order new test where relevant.
There is no set review schedule as this will vary depending on your situation. A suggested schedule will be provided at your consultation.
Review consultations are scheduled according to personal requirements.
Reviews can play an important role on your path to health optimisation.