Within minutes, our veterinarians are able to gather and interpret results from the sample that can reveal a wide range of pet health issues, from urinary tract infections to ear infections, and even parvovirus infections or diabetes. We can also have blood test results in a matter of minutes (not days) so we can get a full readout of your pet’s health and recommend a course of action as quickly as possible.
In some cases, we may need to send samples collected in-house to a reference laboratory for testing. We are proud to call IDEXX our outside partner. As one of the premier laboratories in the world, IDEXX is at the forefront of research and technology and is constantly developing tests to help our veterinarians diagnose conditions more accurately and efficiently.
How might diagnostic testing services be used to help your pet? Here’s just one example: In cases where an animal is exhibiting signs of an illness or disease, and has a history that could make it difficult to determine the problem (or conversely, the animal’s medical history is unknown), we can perform a “basic test panel” to help point to a diagnosis. Some of the problems that can be diagnosed through a simple blood test include: