At Rea Road Hospital, we are proud to offer an in-house diagnostic laboratory for your pet’s health needs. Instead of sending lab tests to reference laboratories for analysis, our in-house laboratory allows our team to quickly test urine, fecal, and blood samples with accuracy. In addition, we are able to monitor every step of the testing process and interpret test results faster.
Common diagnostic tests our medical team may recommend include:
Once we recommend diagnostic testing, our team will discuss in detail the reasons for the tests and will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. The following tests are helpful in giving our staff information that cannot be gained from a physical exam.
Blood Chemistry Panel: Series of tests created to provide information about a specific organ system such as the liver or kidneys.
Complete Blood Count: Counts the ratio of red and white blood cells in the bloodstream, and can help diagnose anemia, inflammation, infection, and blood clotting functions.
Thyroid Tests: A thyroid gland controls metabolism and energy. Thyroid disorders are common among senior pets, and will be detected from a thyroid test.
Electrolytes Testing: Electrolytes testing helps diagnose dehydration and provides helpful information about vital salts in the body.
Urinalysis: A test performed on a urine sample, a urinalysis can determine kidney problems and urinary tract infections. This is considered a routine test for pets.
Fecal Tests: Fecal tests are primarily used to check for intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. We recommend bringing a fresh stool sample with you to your pet’s annual check-up, so we can ensure your pet is free of intestinal parasites.
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