Precision Analytical Inc, McMinnville, Ore,has added six organic acid tests (OATs) to its flagship dried urine test for comprehensive hormones (DUTCH) Complete and DUTCH Plus panels. Three of the six OATs build up in the urine when there is a vitamin or nutrient deficiency. Specifically, methylmalonate, pyroglutamate, and xanthurenate elevations serve as markers for vitamin B6, B12, and glutathione deficiencies, respectively.

In addition, three neurotransmitter metabolites are included to give insight into the production of dopamine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and serotonin. These three neurotransmitter metabolites offer insights into such symptoms as mood disorders and fatigue.

“The organic acid tests included on all DUTCH Complete and DUTCH Plus panels allow for a better, more personalized treatment approach because they offer even more insight into the hormone results,” says Carrie Jones, ND, MPH, medical director at Precision Analytical. “There is significant interdependence between hormones and the OATs added to these panels, and the combination of the two tests together makes for a powerful clinical tool.”

The additional information will give practitioners an even more comprehensive understanding of a patient’s hormone and adrenal picture, especially when it comes to such commonly reported symptoms as anxiety, depression, estrogen dominance, fatigue, insomnia, motivation, sex drive, and stress. Such symptoms may be influenced by dysfunction in the patient’s hormones or organic acids.

For more information, visit Precision Analytical.