Laboratory

Pet Care Center has a full in-house laboratory to meet your pet’s needs. For specialized testing, we work with an outside laboratory that provides fast, reliable results.

Bloodwork your veterinarian may run includes:

Complete Blood Count (CBC)- It analyzes red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. It can be used to screen for a wide range of conditions and diseases. It can help diagnose various conditions such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorders or leukemia.

Chemistry/Health Profile- This test allows for your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s liver, kidneys, blood sugar, protein levels, and electrolyte balance.

Thyroid test- The thyroid is important for cellular metabolism. We can run an in-house screening test to evaluate your pet’s thyroid levels.

Urinalysis- The urinalysis is a screening test that can detect some common diseases. It may be used to screen for and/or help diagnose conditions such as a urinary tract infections, kidney disorders, liver problems, diabetes or other metabolic conditions.

Internal Parasite Screen- This requires a small fecal sample. This allows the veterinarian to evaluate for different intestinal parasites such as roundworm, hookworms, giardia, coccidia, etc.

Cytology- A cytology allows the veterinarian to evaluate lesions or masses on a microscopic level. Samples may be collected by impression, swab, or needle aspirates.

SNAP testing- There are a variety of SNAP tests that can be performed. Depending on the type of test, blood or a fecal sample may be used. We can use these tests to detect pancreatitis, giardia, parvo virus, heartworm disease, feline leukemia, feline immunodeficiency virus, and tick borne diseases.