DUTCH Sex Hormone Metabolites
Test Company: Precision Analytical
Test Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home
The DUTCH Sex Hormone Metabolites is the ultimate test for HRT monitoring and great for baseline measurements as well. It is a unique method for more accurate vaginal hormone and oral progesterone monitoring. This test is run on GC-MS/MS: More accurate than LC-MS/MS or GC-MS for sex hormone metabolites!
These results include:
- Extensive Estrogen Metabolites: E1, E2, E3, 2-OH-E1, 4-OH-E1, 16-OH-E1, 2-Methoxy-E1, 2-Methoxy-E2, 2-OH-E2, 4-OH-E2.
- Extensive Androgen Metabolites: Testosterone, DHEAs, DHT, and more (7)
- Progesterone Metabolites: b-Pregnanediol, a-Pregnanediol (2)
- Graphical representation of results and embedded video tutorials to assist in the hormone assessment to share with your medical provider
Planning & Timing
Make sure to avoid the following for 72 hours prior to collection:
- Avocados, bananas, pineapple, pineapple juice, plantains, plums, eggplant, kiwi, butternuts, pecans, and walnuts
- Men & non-cycling women: can take any day
- Women with a cycle: Need to coordinate timing with menstrual cycle. If irregular cycle - watch this video
- If you have an irregular cycle or are not sure if you are still cycling: purchase an ovulation predictor kit from you local drugstore. Take this test everyday until you see the first FAINT sign of ovulation. Count 5-7 days from this first faint positive and that is your collection window.
- If you have a regular cycle: Use this table to determine when you should collect your sample:
Length of your cycle (days)Collect during these days of your cycle 20 11-13 21 12-14 22 13-15 23 14-16 24 15-17 25 16-18 26 17-19 27 18-20 28 19-21 29 20-22 30 21-23 31 22-24 32 23-25 33 24-26
- Your kit will come with detailed instructions
- Here is a video on how to collect your sample
- Your provider will notify you when results are in and schedule a follow-up to review them together