I have a blood and/or needle phobia, do I have to do blood tests?

In regards to alternatives to blood testing, you may wish to use a DUTCH urine test instead. Please be aware however that DUTCH urine tests are considerably more expensive than blood tests.

It may also be possible to use a saliva hormone test kit, but you should discuss this with your clinician as they can be very expensive.

If these tests are not an option for you, we will still need to see your blood test results as it is how we monitor your wellbeing and progress while undergoing treatment. We are happy to discuss adjusting test frequencies with our patients on a case-by-case basis.

You can find more information about DUTCH testing here.