Vibrant Health for Women

Staying Strong At Every Age
Hormone Imbalances can cause a variety of symptoms:
  • Weight Gain, Fatigue, Hair Loss
  • Low Libido, PMS, PCOS
  • Depression, Mood Swings, Brain Fog

Dutch Test

Comprehensive hormone testing that uncovers
the source of your hormonal imbalance
so that you can address it & get your life back.

DUTCH vs. Saliva Testing
While the free cortisol pattern in saliva has clinical value, there is a significant missing piece to surveying a patient’s HPA-Axis function with saliva testing – measuring cortisol metabolites. To properly characterize a patient’s cortisol status, free and metabolized cortisol should be measured to avoid misleading results when cortisol clearance is abnormally high or low. Likewise with sex hormones, measuring estrogen and androgen metabolites gives a fuller picture for more precise clinical diagnosis of hormonal imbalances and HRT monitoring.
DUTCH vs. Serum Testing
While the most universally accepted testing method (due to the availability of FDA cleared analyzers that are reliable and inexpensive), serum testing is lacking in some areas. Adrenal hormones cannot be effectively tested in serum because free cortisol cannot be tested throughout the day. There is also a lack of extensive metabolite testing (especially for cortisol and estrogens
Interested in learning more about how you can restore hormone balance and restore vibrancy
to your health? Allow Dr. Sarah Williams here in Concord, MA, to help!