Hormone testing



The Verve Clinic specialises in testing.  It takes away the need for assumptions resulting in personalised protocols that honour your uniqueness.

Comprehensive Hormone Testing

We offer the most advanced hormone test available, known as the DUTCH test (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones).


  • oestrogens: oestrone, oestradiol and oestriol plus phases 1 and 2 of oestrogen metabolism (while oestrogen metabolism is associated with women’s health, men need healthy clearance as well)
  • progesterone
  • androgen hormones: DHEA, testosterone and their metabolites
  • stress hormones: cortisol and cortisone
  • neurotransmitters: melatonin, dopamine and noradrenaline
  • key nutrients: B12, B6 and glutathione (your body’s master antioxidant)


Who will this help?

For everyone: fatigue, abdominal weight gain, hair loss, mood, sleep issues, acne

Additionally for women: understanding hormone balance in perimenopause and menopause, insights into conditions such as PMS, heavy periods, PCOS

Additionally for men: to understand the pathways relating to prostate concerns and gynaecomastia

Taking the test: 4 urine samples over 24 hours.  We’ll send you everything you need to do the test at home.

Blood tests

Blood biochemistry can tell us a great deal about your health and they are an integral part of Western clinical medicine.  Have you ever felt unwell only to be told that your results are normal?  The most common issue is that normal reference ranges are different to the optimal levels needed for good health.  At The Verve Clinic, we will always assess results using optimal reference ranges.

Thyroid and Energy Checkup – VC1


  • ferritin (stored iron)
  • folate (folic acid)
  • B12, vitamin D
  • thyroid function (TSH, T4, T3, thyroid antibodies)


Who is this for? 

This is a foundational test to help rule out any obvious causes of low energy, brain fog, constipation/diarrhoea, weight gain/weight loss, depression/anxiety, palpitations, and hair loss.

Taking the test: VC1 is a fingerprick test.  We’ll send you everything you need to collect the sample at home.  Alternatively you can have a blood sample taken in the clinic.

Testosterone Test – VC2


  • testosterone,
  • sex hormone binding globulin


Who is this for?

This test is a helpful snapshot for men to understand their hormone status and for women who are experiencing fatigue and low libido.

Taking the test: VC2 is a fingerprick test.  We’ll send you everything you need to collect the sample at home.  Alternatively you can have a blood sample taken in the clinic.

Advanced Wellness Blood Test – VC3


  • full blood count, kidney function, liver function, full cholesterol status
  • nutrients: full iron panel, folate, B12, vitamin D, magnesium
  • blood sugar: HbA1c
  • inflammation: high sensitivity CRP
  • thyroid function: TSH, T4, T3, thyroid antibodies
  • for women: oestradiol, LH, FHS
  • for men: testosterone

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants a comprehensive check-up of their health.

Taking the test: VC3 requires a venous blood draw (blood needs to be taken from a vein in your arm).  You can book to have this done at the clinic.  If you live outside of North Devon, we can arrange for a nurse to visit your home.

Gut Health

We offer the ultimate gastrointestinal health and microbiome test.


  • Inflammation
  • Immune function
  • Digestion
  • Beneficial and pathogenic bacteria (including helicobacter pylori)
  • Yeast and parasites


Who will this help:

Anyone who is experiencing digestive issues including IBS, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, pain or cramps; if you are concerned that your condition is getting worse; or if you have an inflammatory bowel condition.

Taking the test: 3 swabs from one stool sample.  This is a simple and easy home testing kit.