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A simple method used to diagnose your pet's underlying issues.

Blood testing and laboratory analysis are an essential part of modern veterinary practice. By analyzing various parameters in the blood and conducting precise diagnostic tests, we can gather valuable information about your pet’s internal health. With our in-house lab, we can carry out a number of tests quickly and tell you the results within a short period of time. We also work with an external lab for more advanced tests requiring more specialist expertise.

What is blood testing?

Blood testing, or bloodwork, is a useful tool for assessing an animal’s overall health, based on the analysis of various parameters. Blood tests can help to detect health issues, to monitor existing conditions and to assess your pet’s response to medical treatment. Blood testing commonly measures parameters such as:

  • Complete blood count (CBC): This provides information about the number and type of blood cells, including red and white blood cells and platelets. It’s useful for diagnosing conditions such as anemia, infections or clotting issues.
  • Blood chemistry profile (BCP): This measures the concentrations of various chemicals in the blood, such as proteins, enzymes, electrolytes and metabolic products. As a result, we can assess the function of your pet’s liver, kidneys and pancreas as well as other vital functions.
  • Hormone levels: This can be used to assess your pet’s endocrine function and detect any hormonal imbalances.
  • Specific tests: As needed, specific tests may be carried out to assess or screen for certain conditions such as vector-borne diseases (e.g., Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis) or thyroid problems.

What is laboratory analysis?

Veterinary clinic laboratory services consist of carrying out tests and analyses on various biological samples (blood, urine, stool, tissue, etc.). This is done using specialized, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. These services are generally used for diagnostic purposes.

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