Lab Company: Precision Analytical
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home
The DUTCH Complete™ is a comprehensive assessment of sex and adrenal hormones, their metabolites, and other key biomarkers. This test gives you and your healthcare provider insights into how your hormones are working and how they may be impacting your health.
Preparation & Timing
DO NOT collect your sample while traveling for short periods of time.
Some supplements may affect your organic acid results. Please consult your healthcare provider regarding collection preparation and timing if you take any of the following supplements:
DO NOT skip doses of birth control unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
If you are taking
Patch, Pellet, or Injectable Hormones: Collect your sample midway between doses.
Sublingual Hormones: Please review the video instructions HERE.
Oral Hydrocortisone: Please review the video instructions HERE.
Glucocorticoids: Check with your healthcare provider regarding when you should collect your samples.
Men and menopausal women can collect their samples at any time.
Cycling women should take the test according to the following schedule:
Irregular cycles: Watch THIS video to determine when to collect.
Regular cycles: Use the table below to determine when to collect your sample.
You should begin collecting your sample 6-9 days before your cycle ends.
72 hours before sample collection
Avoid taking the following oral hormones:
48 hours before sample collection
Avoid the following foods before sample collection.
Avoid taking oral DHEA.
Sample Collection Day 1
Limit your fluid intake.
Keep fluids to no more than 40 oz total (spread evenly throughout the day).
Avoid the following beverages starting after lunch.
DO NOT drink any fluids for 2 hours before collecting each sample.
If you take hormones at night, wait to take them until after you collect the bedtime sample (sample 2).
Sample Collection Day 2
Limit your fluid intake.
DO NOT drink any fluids before collecting sample 3.
You can drink a little water immediately after sample 3. DO NOT drink more than 8 oz.
If you take hormones in the morning, wait to take your hormones after you collect the second morning sample (sample 4).
DO NOT drink any fluids for 2 hours before each sample collection.
Write the following information on the collection device.
Your full name
Date of collection
Time of collection
Day of your cycle (if applicable)
Sample number (following the schedule above)
Collect your urine by either:
Urinating directly on the filter paper
Collecting your urine in a clean cup
If you collected your urine in a clean cup, dip the filter paper in the urine.
Ensure the filter paper is fully saturated.
Leave the collection device open to dry for at least 24 hours.
DO NOT touch the filter paper with your fingers.
Repeat steps 1-6 for each sample collection.
Once the filter paper is dry, close and fold each collection device.
COMPLETE THE TEST REQUISITION FORM.
Instructions on how to fill out your requisition can be found HERE.
Failure to complete and send the test requisition form may result in a sample recollection.
Place all collection devices into the resealable plastic bag.
Place the completed requisition form and plastic bag into the test kit box to ship back to the lab.
If you are in MD, NY, or RI, you must get one of the following documents from your healthcare provider and send it back with your samples.
Lab order on a document with letterhead from the healthcare facility
Requisition & Payment
Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples. Failure to complete and send the test requisition form may result in a sample recollection.
Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.
Please ship your samples as soon as possible after collection.
If you have to wait to ship your samples, please place the plastic bag containing the samples in the freezer after they have dried.
To prepare your samples for shipping,
Once the collection devices are dry, close and fold each device.
Place all sample collection devices into the resealable plastic bag.
Place the plastic bag into the test kit box.
Place the test kit box into the provided UPS envelope.
Place the completed requisition form into the provided UPS envelope.
If you are in MD, NY, or RI, place the lab order document from your healthcare provider into the provided UPS envelope.
Seal the envelope.
Make a note of the tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
Results should be released to your provider 7-10 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.
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