Introducing DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ PLUS
The DUTCH Cycle Mapping™ PLUS maps estrogen and progesterone through the monthly menstrual cycle while adding the comprehensiveness of all the hormone metabolites along with the cortisol awakening response (CAR). CAR is a transient, immediate rise in cortisol upon awakening (distinct from the diurnal rhythm). Offering the CAR measurement provides a fuller assessment of hormone fluctuations, baseline stress response, and reflects a patient’s ability to cope with anticipated challenges. CAR also shows a patient’s perception of control around chronic stress, providing insight into HPA resiliency.
By bringing together two formerly independent, clinical laboratory panels (Cycle Mapping™ and DUTCH Plus®), the new Cycle Mapping™ PLUS panel makes DUTCH testing the most comprehensive overview of female patient health available in only one test.