on the DUTCH blog

Metabolized Versus Free Cortisol: Understanding the Difference

By Carrie Jones, ND, MPH September 25, 2017

The DUTCH Test™ is well-recognized for its ease-of-collection, coupled with comprehensive reporting that is not available from other laboratories. The cortisol metabolites in the adrenal…

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What Does “Waking (A)” Represent in the Daily Free Cortisol Pattern?

By Carrie Jones, ND, MPH August 4, 2017

Is your patient interested in knowing what their cortisol levels are in the middle of the night? Do they suffer from insomnia or wake routinely…

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Why we test during days 19-22 of a 28-day cycle

By Elise Schroeder, ND July 10, 2017

A common question both practitioners and patients have is, when should I test my hormones? This depends, of course, on whether someone is having regular…

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Using the DUTCH Test® for Vaginal Atrophy

By Mark Newman, MS April 3, 2017

by Elise Schroeder, ND Vaginal atrophy is one of the top complaints among menopausal women and women experiencing estrogen deprivation therapy post breast cancer. Symptoms…

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The DUTCH Complete™ Now Includes an Oxidative Stress Marker

By Mark Newman, MS March 10, 2017

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…

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The Potential Benefits of “4-Spot Urine Testing” for HPA Axis Assessment

By Mark Newman, MS December 15, 2016

Written by Carrie Jones, ND and Mark Newman, MS The health of the entire hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is critically important for maintaining proper health primarily…

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Testosterone and Men: Understanding the Age-Dependent Ranges

By Mark Newman, MS November 1, 2016

It’s natural for testosterone levels to decline as men age, but working to identify the ideal ranges for one’s age is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Dr. Carrie…

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Supporting Optimal Timing for a Successful Pregnancy

By Mark Newman, MS October 25, 2016

Dr. Rices’ experience in women’s and pediatric care allows her to continually work to create programs that provide calm and stable atmospheres for pregnant and nursing women.  We…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How DUTCH Testing Helps Manage Risk

By Mark Newman, MS October 13, 2016

Here at Precision Analytical, we think it is very important to raise breast cancer awareness and honor those courageous individuals that have experienced this monstrous…

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Subtleties in the Diagnosis of Endocrine System Dysfunction

By Mark Newman, MS October 5, 2016

The DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) test is currently the most comprehensive lab test available in the market. Therefore, it is not surprising that reading…

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