Our qualified vets and nurses perform some in house laboratory tests. An in-house laboratory that allows our veterinarians to quickly perform many of diagnostic tests to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. Our Lab includes an IDEXX Lasercyte and Catalyst blood machine as well as HD microscope.
We are able to do in house complete blood test, pre-anaesthetic blood test, blood tests in emergency situations and much more. The results are available in 20 minutes while you wait! This eliminates the turnaround time to the laboratory and allow us to start the appropriate treatment much quicker. We also sometimes use external pathology laboratory so that your pets health can be given all clear diagnosis usually within 12-24 hours. Laboratory testing includes ears, eye and blood smears, urinalysis, parasite checks, biopsies and many more.
Clinical pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing.
Our in-house laboratory can provide results within minutes. Specialised testing may take 12-24 hours for blood results or up to 14 days for biopsy results, depending on the nature of the test being performed. Your veterinarian will inform you the result when it has arrived to the clinic.