In our clinic we have built up the ability to perform many vital laboratory tests to aid us in diagnosing pet problems. We can do the following analyses in house
— Pre-anaesthetic screening for General anaesthesia and surgery
— Senior wellness screening
— General health screening
— Monitoring thyroid levels – diagnostic for Hyperthyroidism in cats but screening only for Hypothyroidism in dogs.
— Blood smear microscopic evaluation
— Biochemistry dipstick
— Specific gravity (concentration of urine) Specific gravity (concentration of urine)
— Sediment microscopic evaluation
Faecal egg flotation for intestinal worm detection
— Ag blood test and microscopic blood smear evaluation
Skin and hair sample evaluation for parasites, fungae, yeasts and bacteria.
— Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
— Canine Parvo Virus (CPV)
— Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
— Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
— Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
— Feline Panleukopaenia Virus (FPV)
— Feline Corona Virus (FeCoV)
Microscopic cytology analysis of fine needle aspirates from suspected abnormal tissue.
For the following more complex tests we use outside accredited laboratories.
Histopathology analysis of tissue biopsies
Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test for export
Complex hormonal investigations
Specific biochemistry tests, e.g. bile acids
Bacterial culture and sensitivities