Welcome to our In-House Lab page!
We perform comprehensive diagnostic tests, delivering accurate and timely results in as little as 45 minutes. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows for efficient testing, which is crucial in the early detection and effective management of various health conditions. Rest assured, we can promptly develop a comprehensive health plan and work towards restoring your beloved pet to a healthy state.
Let's take a closer look at some of the diagnostic tests we provide:
1. Diagnostic Health Panel: Our comprehensive test analyzes blood and urine samples to provide a complete overview of your pet's health. It helps assess major organs, screens for conditions like kidney disease, liver abnormalities, and diabetes.
2. T4 and TSH Test: Evaluates thyroid hormone levels through a blood sample. Hyperthyroidism (common in cats) can cause weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney disease. Hypothyroidism (common in dogs) leads to weight gain, lethargy, poor coat condition, and GI issues.
3. PT/PTT Test: Assesses blood clotting disorders to detect excessive bleeding or clotting problems.
4. ACTH Test: Measures cortisol levels to diagnose Cushing's disease, caused by excessive cortisol production. Provides information about adrenal gland function for treatment planning.
5. Urine Analysis: Essential for evaluating kidney function, detecting crystals, stones, diagnosing UTIs, and providing insights into diabetes management.
6. Blood Analysis: Includes pre-surgical assessments, anemia evaluation, inflammation identification, and infection detection.
7. Liver Panel: Comprehensive test assessing liver function, enzymes, bile flow, and overall liver health.
8. Kidney Panel: Focuses on evaluating kidney function, diagnosing kidney diseases, and measuring indicators like creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN).
9. CRP Test: Assesses inflammation presence, aiding in diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory conditions often associated with autoimmune diseases.
With our digital x-ray machine, we can capture accurate images quickly, reducing any anxiety or stress your pet may experience during the process. We conduct follow-up x-rays after various surgical procedures to assess post-op healing progress. Should further expertise be required, we send digital images instantly to board-certified radiologists, receiving results within 24 hours for prompt treatment planning.
Your pet ate what? Here are a couple of interesting foreign-body ingestions discovered in our lab. The image on the lower left is of a cat who swallowed a key and the image on the right is of a dog who swallowed a bottle cap. In both cases, surgery was required to remove the foreign object. Both pets recovered quickly.