Frequently Asked Questions
We use dried urine hormone testing, which combines the benefits of the two most useful methods, 24-hour urine and saliva testing, in one simple test. By collecting four urine samples at specific times of the day, we are able to measure the circadian rhythm of adrenal hormones, which was previously only available with saliva testing.
Our lab partner is the pioneer in dried urine testing with over 30 years of research and clinical use of urine hormone testing. In addition to our years of experience our hormone profiles are larger compared to the DUTCH test. The reporting of the mineralocorticoids and thyroid hormones (free T4 and T3) are unique to our test. Together with DHEA and the glucocorticoids, we find that the mineralocorticoid metabolites provide a comprehensive assessment of adrenal health. In addition to the patient’s medical intake, free T3 and free T4 offer a window into assessing thyroid health.
Our test results are much more simplified making the interpretation easier and more accurate for our practitioners. Our urine sample collection process is also easier.
Typical lead time for processing test results is 10-14 business days; however due to laboratory backlogs or supply chain shortages the lead time for processing test results can sometime take up to 4 weeks.