Biological Terrain Assessment (BTA)
BTA is an examination of a person’s internal biochemical environment. Through proven laboratory tests, blood, urine, and saliva are collected and tested to show us how well a person’s different regulatory systems are working and communicating with each other. These tests analyze pH levels, intracellular reactivity (redox or oxidation), and mineral resistivity of the saliva, urine, lymph, and blood. Although the BTA does not diagnose a specific condition or disease process, it does provide extremely valuable information about the underlying biochemistry of your body. As such, it is extremely useful for determining an individualized treatment regimen.
How To Prepare For This Test
Please follow the instructions below accurately. Failure to do so may result in your test being cancelled.
- Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to testing.
- Do not exercise for 12 hours prior to testing.
- Fast for 12 hours prior to your test. In order to do so, please complete your dinner the evening prior to your test no later than 5:00-6:00pm. After dinner, brush your teeth and refrain from eating or drinking anything, including water, until after your test. (This includes chewing gum or candy). If you are presently on any type of regular prescription medications take as prescribed with only a small amount of water.
- Refrain from using any toothpaste, mouthwashes or mouth rinses both at bedtime and the morning of your test. Avoid use of any lipstick or makeup around your mouth and lips. Such substances can change the chemistry of the mouth and your saliva.
- On the morning of your test, obtain a sample of your first morning urine. Try to obtain a mid-stream specimen, urinate a small amount first, then obtain the remaining urine in your specimen cup. If a specimen cup did not reach you in time for the test, thoroughly wash a small glass jar and lid (in the dishwasher is best) and use it to bring your urine sample into the office. Write your name on the container. Some individuals may have to get up during the night or early morning to urinate. If this happens to you at 4:00am or later, collect this urine in your specimen cup.
- When you arrive at our office a specimen cup will also be given to you to collect a small amount of your saliva. Swallow any saliva that may already be in your mouth. Close your mouth gently and allow saliva to accumulate. Expectorate into the cup. Do not bring up post-nasal drip.