Learn more about our laboratory services below!
Our in-house laboratory saves valuable time in testing and diagnosing, whether for regular wellness visits or emergency care. Our skilled Technicians and Doctors utilize our modern lab resources and equipment to better serve your medical needs for immediate answers. In addition to our in-house diagnostics, we utilize Idexx Veterinary Labs to complete tests that we cannot run in-house. Results are usually returned within 24 to 48 hours.
Performing preventive medicine and diagnosing emergent internal health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue.
Without timely access to precise laboratory test results – blood testing, biopsies, microscopic examinations, bacterial culture sensitivity, and more – it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet’s health. Laboratory testing allows our veterinarians to obtain additional information to assess your pet’s overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures.
This is why we maintain a working relationship with a well-known reference laboratory and regularly perform tests during your pet’s wellness exams or when we suspect your pet may have a health issue. We usually can get results within less than 12 to 24 hours for most routine tests. In the future, we hope to provide in-house laboratory services.
For example, diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, feline leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Early blood testing can show evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic testing is also included in pre-anesthetic screenings prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.
Annual wellness blood and urine tests, along with other diagnostics, assist us in the early detection of diseases and health conditions.