When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, El Dorado Animal Hospital spares no expense to make sure we diagnose the problem quickly and accurately so we can provide treatment ASAP. That’s why we offer state-of-the-art in-house veterinary lab services and utilize IDEXX Laboratories for more advanced cases that require more precise testing.
Within minutes, our veterinarians are able to gather and interpret results that can reveal a wide range of pet health issues, including urinary tract infections, ear infections, and parvovirus infections. 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 by our in-house lab to a reference laboratory for testing. We are proud to call IDEXX Laboratories our outside lab 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 lab testing 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:
Because our in-house and reference laboratory testing services can quickly and accurately diagnose a wide range of diseases, illnesses, and injuries, our veterinarians may recommend lab testing in a large number of situations, including:
Lab testing may also be recommended as part of routine senior pet care and your annual pet wellness checkup. First-time patients and new puppies and kittens may also need diagnostic lab work if they have an unknown or unestablished health history. In any case, the veterinarians here at El Dorado Animal Hospital will outline the recommended lab tests and explain why your pet may need testing.
If you have any questions about our laboratory testing services, contact us online or call us at (480) 837-0800. First-time patient? Save time by completing the new client/patient registration form before your visit.
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16765 East Parkview Avenue
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
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