With our new Idexx VetLab Catalyst Dx and Procyte Dx in-clinic laboratory we are able to run an extensive array of blood tests in clinic and get results back within minutes rather than hours.
This state of art equipment measures parameters such as red and white blood cell counts, protein and enzyme levels, some hormone levels, perform urine analysis and can even diagnose some specific infections.
This means that we are able to very quickly check for things like inflammation, infection, anaemia, liver, kidney and thyroid function and many other problems. The speed with which we get results (usually within an hour) makes our in house laboratory very useful in emergency situations, and also enables us to check for any potential or underlying problems before we give an animal an anaesthetic.
If we require any further information or tests we are not able to run here we send samples by courier to a diagnostic laboratory. They have very sophisticated equipment and employ specialist animal pathologists to analyse and interpret the results, Idexx laboratories also offer help with interpretation of blood tests done on our in house machine with direct access to our results. The turn around time is rapid. Depending on the test requested this can take around 24-48 hours to get a result, but certain tests may take longer.
Please contact us if your require any further information about laboratory testing services we provide.