Our in-house laboratory is equipped with advanced blood and fluid analyzers that provide important information about a patient’s biochemical parameters. Our hospitalized patients will routinely have certain biochemical values rechecked several times each day, in order to monitor for changes in their clinical status. For some tests, results are available in less than two minutes which is important for critical patients.
Unfortunately, in-hospital analyzers are not available for all tests that our patients require. In these situations, we send biological samples overnight to a national veterinary reference laboratory for analysis. Results are typically available the very next day.
When your pet is under our care, it is very likely that we will recommend one or more of these tests, depending on your pet’s specific need.