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The DUTCH test measures these hormones and metabolites:

The DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive hormones) is a simple test that can be done in the comfort of your home.  The DUTCH test is the most advanced and comprehensive hormone test on the market because it measures your hormones and hormone metabolites, which assesses hormone production and hormone breakdown - it measures these hormones and metabolites:

  • Total metabolised cortisol – this shows you how much cortisol your body is making over the entire day and can be very different to the free cortisol level. The amount of cortisol you are producing will help to guide your treatment plan.
  • Total cortisone – tells us how quickly your body is deactivating cortisol to cortisone.
  • Free cortisol – this shows you the active levels of cortisol in your body, the level and rhythm of free cortisol will help to guide your treatment plan.
  • Free cortisone – plus the metabolites of cortisone to show how quickly cortisol is getting deactivated to cortisone, this will help to guide us on the best treatment strategy for you.
  • Tetrahyrdocortisone – this is a metabolite of cortisone;
    a-tetrahydrocortisol –
     this is a metabolite of cortisol;
    b-tetrahydrocortisol – 
    this is a metabolite of cortisol.
  • DHEAs – is a precursor to testosterone and estrogen, a high level can indicate PCOS and inflammation, a low level can indicate adrenal insufficiency.
  • Testosterone – there is an optimal range for men and women which is associated with vitality and wellbeing, low levels can affect mood, fertility, libido and athletic performance.
  • Progesterone metabolites – (a-pregnanediol, b-pregnanediol) will indicate your total progesterone levels, these are also precursors to make the neurotransmitter GABA. Low progesterone levels can lead to PMS symptoms and infertility.
  • Androgen metabolites of DHEAS and Testosterone – this is important to assess how well your body is processing testosterone, if it is metabolised down the 5a-DHT pathway this can cause hair loss, skin problems, aggression and even increase prostate cancer risk in men.
  • Estrogens – which includes estrone, estradiol, estriol, the balance between estrogen and progesterone is important for fertility, PMS and menopausal symptoms.
  • Estrogen metabolites – these metabolites show how your body is detoxifying estrogen and if this is not done correctly it can increase your risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, cysts and fibroids.
  • 6-OH-melatonin-sulfate – which assesses melatonin production, low melatonin can affect sleep quality making it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Melatonin also has antioxidant affects which can help to protect the brain and improve mood.
  • Just added to the DUTCH test are markers for neurotransmitters, B12, B6 and glutathione.

How can I order the DUTCH test?

When you order your DUTCH test with The Hormone Fairy – you’ll receive your testing kit with easy to follow instructions.

DUTCH or Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones – uses a special litmus paper to collect your urine samples. You provide 4-5 samples and allow them dry overnight. Then they’re ready to ship back to the lab for processing and analysis.

When your results are back, The Hormone Fairy will book your consultation with you to go through the Results and offer you advice.

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Hear what others have to say about the DUTCH Test and how it helped them to understand their hormones.


  1. Barbara Hollingadale on June 22, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Hi do you provide the litmus paper with kit?

    • Catriona on June 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm

      Yes Barbara, full kit and analysis x

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