The DUTCH Cycle Mapping PLUS maps oestrogen and progesterone through the monthly menstrual cycle but also adds the comprehensiveness of all the hormone metabolites along with the cortisol awakening
The cycle mapping collection is once a day in the morning, throughout the cycle, and then additional collections during the last full day. A detailed analysis graphing the hormones throughout the cycle and the additional androgen hormones, oestrogen metabolites, and adrenal results provide a comprehensive picture for women suffering from amenorrhea, PMDD, PMS, fertility issues, irregular cycles, PCOS issues, hormonal migraines and more. It is also recommended for those who have had a partial hysterectomy, have had ablations, have a Mirena IUD fitted,
The addition of the cortisol awakening response (CAR), a transient, immediate rise in cortisol upon awakening (distinct from the diurnal rhythm), 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.
Postage back to the lab is not included in test prices as the price will vary dependent on method and location.