DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones. It is a non-invasive testing method that measures the levels of various hormones in the body, including cortisol (a stress hormone), estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. The test involves collecting four dried urine samples over the course of a day, which are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results of the test provide detailed information about an individual’s hormone levels and how they change throughout the day, helping practitioners to identify imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to symptoms or health issues. The DUTCH test is commonly used in functional medicine to help practitioners create a more personalized and effective treatment plan for their patients.