Diagnostic Laboratory Testing
We perform most routine diagnostic tests in our designated laboratory, for fast and reliable results. The following lab tests are most common in pet wellness care, as well as for early diagnosis of developing diseases and to cure it ASAP. These blood and urine tests provide invaluable information about overall pet health:
Complete blood cell count (CBC)
Evaluates the number and condition of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body and it also tells us about deficiency of blood, white blood cells can indicate presence of an infection, and platelets influence blood clotting.
Provides information about internal organs and metabolic health which includes:
Liver functioning test (LFTs)
Renal Functioning test (RFTs),
Evaluates various hormone levels to determine if they are causing specific disease such as:
It tells us about presence of urinary crystals, urinary tract infection, or diabetes.
There are many different ways to gather a urine sample from your companion animals. One is to simply collect a sample into a clean container. Depending on the health concerns involved, your veterinarian may prefer to collect a urine sample using a sterile catheter or by performing a cystocentesis, where a sterile needle is passed through the skin and into the bladder. These methods yield a very clean sample and are well tolerated by dogs and cats.
Fecal analysis is the microscopic evaluation of feces. This is recommended for all animals as part of a yearly health exam as well as for all puppies and kittens. The test is also performed for pets with diarrhea, straining, lack of appetite, or vomiting.
Fecal examinations are used primarily to detect microscopic gastrointestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, Giardia, coccidia and tapeworms. Repeated fecal examinations may be necessary to detect some elusive parasites. Your veterinarian is then able to prescribe appropriate medications and de-wormers to treat any parasites that have been detected on the fecal examination.
Canine breeding management–vaginal cytology simplest, least invasive, most economical diagnostic tool for determining the stage of the estrous cycle in a bitch, and surely the most widely utilized, is the examination of the bitch’s vaginal cytology. Through this test we can estimate the expected day of ovulation in bitches.