The DUTCH Complete Now Includes an Oxidative Stress Marker
March 10, 2017 by Mark Newman, MS
Precision Analytical Inc., is excited to announce the addition of a new biomarker, 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), to the world leader in comprehensive hormone testing, the DUTCH Complete™ hormone panel. Starting the 2nd week of March, healthcare providers and hormone testers will have an expanded picture of their overall health and hormones from one simple dried urine test.
Precision Analytical’s Medical Director Dr. Carrie Jones explained, “The 8-OHdG is a marker for DNA damage in the body. Along with chronic stress, degenerative diseases and cancer can greatly affect your hormones such as estrogen and cortisol. This new marker gives you even greater insight at a cellular level! As the disease state worsens, the 8-OHdG level goes up. Thankfully, there are proactive — and likely preventative — things you can do to improve the healing process while checking your progress along the way.”
8-OHdG measures the effect of endogenous oxidative damage to DNA. The marker is used to estimate risk factor for various cancers (including breast cancer and prostate cancer), and degenerative diseases including high blood pressure, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, pancreatitis, and chronic hepatitis.
Adjusting treatments and lifestyle to minimize the presence of 8-OHdG is a productive step toward health and longevity. Precision Analytical’s founder and President Mark Newman agrees stating, “Reducing oxidative stress is a key component to overall health.” Mark also believes the “8-OHdG is a great compliment to a comprehensive hormone overview like DUTCH.”
There are few laboratories in the United States running tests for 8-OHdG. Typical fees for the test are over a hundred dollars each. Precision Analytical customers will receive the test as an added benefit of the DUTCH Complete™ panel at no additional cost.