For some women, testing reproductive hormones (progesterone, estrogen, etc.) on a single day (i.e., Dutch Complete) is sufficient. In other scenarios, the clinical picture cannot be properly captured without “mapping” out the hormonal pattern throughout their menstrual cycle.
The expected pattern of hormones shows relatively low estrogen levels early in the cycle, a surge around ovulation and modest levels in the latter third of the cycle (the luteal phase). Progesterone levels, on the other hand, stay relatively low until after ovulation. After ovulation, levels ideally increase (>10-fold) and then drop back down at the end of the cycle. A disruption in this cycle can lead to infertility or hormonal imbalance.
WHEN IS DUTCH CYCLE MAPPING RECOMMENDED?
• Women struggling with infertility
• Women with cycling hormones and no menses
• Partial hysterectomy (ovaries intact but no uterus)
• Women with irregular cycles
• If the luteal phase shifts from month-to-month
• Not sure when to test due to long or short cycles
• Women whose hormonal symptoms tend to fluctuate throughout the cycle
• PMS, mid-cycle spotting, migraines, etc.
WHEN IS DUTCH CYCLE MAPPING NOT NEEDED?
• Postmenopausal women
• Women on birth control
• Women with cycles that follow the expected pattern
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Upon purchasing this test, we will mail you the kit. Be sure to read all instructions prior to use.
You can collect the samples at home over the course of one cycle, and mail the samples off using the pre-paid mailer that comes with the kit.
Results are typically available about 4 weeks after completing the test.
The purchase of this test does not include a functional wellness consultation with Dr. Nathan or Dr. Rebecca. To learn more about an initial consultation with Dr. Nathan, please visit his page here. To learn more about an initial consultation with Dr. Rebecca, please visit her page here.
You are welcome to order this test without a consultation. If you choose this option, we will e-mail you the test results when we receive them. The purchase of the test itself does not include the doctor's interpretation of results. If you would like to receive the doctor’s written interpretation and supplement recommendations, without a consultation, you can add this to your purchase for $150.
Refund policy: Once we have shipped your test kit, this purchase cannot be refunded.