MCMINNVILLE, Ore., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Analytical Inc., the founders and innovators of DUTCH, (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), is excited to announce the addition of a new biomarker, 8-Hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), to the world leader in comprehensive hormone testing, the DUTCH Complete™ hormone panel. Starting the 2nd week of March, healthcare providers and hormone testers will have an expanded picture of their overall health and hormones from a simple dried urine test one can complete from the comfort of their home.
Precision Analytical's medical director Dr. Carrie Jones explained, "The 8-OHdG is a marker for DNA damage in the body. Along with chronic stress, degenerative diseases and cancer can greatly affect your hormones such as estrogen and cortisol. This new marker gives you even greater insight at a cellular level! As the disease state worsens, the 8-OHdG level goes up. Thankfully, there are proactive -- and likely preventative -- things you can do to improve the healing process while checking your progress along the way."
8-OHdG measures the effect of endogenous oxidative damage to DNA. The marker is used to estimate risk factor for various cancers (including breast cancer and prostate cancer), and degenerative diseases including high blood pressure, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, pancreatitis, and chronic hepatitis.
Adjusting treatments and lifestyle to minimize the presence of 8-OHdG is a productive step toward health and longevity. Precision Analytical's founder and president Mark Newman agrees stating, "Reducing oxidative stress is a key component to overall health." Mark also believes the "8-OHdG is a great compliment to a comprehensive hormone overview like DUTCH."
There are few laboratories in the United States running tests for 8-OHdG. Precision is the first to test for this marker in dried urine. Typical fees to measure 8-OHdG are over a hundred dollars per test. Precision Analytical customers will receive the test as an added benefit of the DUTCH Complete™ panel at no additional cost.
Precision Analytical Inc.,the founders and innovators of DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones), got their start in 2012. They quickly caught the attention of functional and integrative medicine influencers like Dr. Joseph Mercola and Chris Kresser, and became the world leader in hormone testing as their method is the most comprehensive informationally and has the easiest sample collection.
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