Laboratory analysis is essential in cases where there is a need of effective and accurate determination of a condition or disease. Since pets can also suffer from a variety of diseases and infections, thus lab analysis greatly helps to diagnose and treat them. Thus laboratory analysis is the first and most basic step in order to identify the type and locale of the infection or disease.
Laboratory Analysis – Detailed Pet Health Examination Services
We, at Mobile Veterinary Clinic, have collaboration with a laboratory that can effectively diagnose almost any health problem that your pet might be suffering. Following are some conditions which our clinical team can diagnose with their lab analysis skills:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Hormonal Problems
- Certain kind of cancers and many more.
- Blood Test
Our collaboration with the laboratory can also provide valuable info to you regarding your pet’s anesthetic safety. Generally, pets react strongly to anesthesia and therefore it is a thing to worry about. To give you peace of mind on whether your pet will make it through anesthetic drugs or not, we perform a simple blood test to ensure your pet’s liver and kidney don’t alter their functioning after these drugs. If the test says it’s safe to use anesthesia, then we use it, otherwise we take another route.
Clinical pathology is a subsidiary of laboratory analysis and is used to evaluate blood, body fluids or tissue so as to identify any existing disease, progression of that disease and the general state of organs. Common lab tests of pets include:
- Blood chemistries
- Blood counts
- Blood clotting time
- Faecal tests
- Biopsy examination.
Blood Tests & Senior Pets
For those pets that have entered their senior years, getting a screening blood test is an important preventative strategy. Rarely do people know, but a simple screening blood test can reveal most abnormalities. These anomalies go undetected in a physical exam, but get effectively diagnosed in this test. Most of the diseases that are common in older pets are either 100% preventable or at least easy to manage if they get detected early enough. Thus this makes blood tests extremely crucial for senior pets.