Diagnostic Blood and Urine

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Diagnostic Blood/Urine

Your pet’s laboratory test results are analyzed and interpreted by our team of veterinarians and specially trained veterinary technicians. The results of the laboratory tests provide fast, accurate treatment for your pet.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)- CBC measures the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a sample of blood. The numbers of each type of cell provide information to help diagnose anemia, infections, and leukemia.

Blood-Chemistry Panel (Chem Profile) – A blood-chemistry panel measures electrolytes, enzymes and chemical elements of your pet’s blood. Included in a chem profile are important components such as calcium and phosphorous levels, liver enzymes, glucose and total protein. These measurements help your veterinarian determine how your pet’s organs, such as kidneys, pancreas, and liver, are functioning.

Fecal Examination (Fecal) – Dr. Oppenheimer may examine your pet’s feces under a microscope for clues about many different kinds of diseases, including difficulties with digestion, internal bleeding, and pancreas disorders. Most importantly, a fecal examination confirms the presence of intestinal parasites, including roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, tapeworm, and giardia.

Urinalysis (UA) – Laboratory testing of your pet’s urine can help detect the presence of specific substances that normally do not appear in urine, including protein, sugar, white blood cells or blood. Measuring the dilution or concentration of urine can also help your veterinarian diagnose illness. A urinalysis can be helpful in diagnosing urinary tract infections, diabetes, dehydration, kidney problems and other diseases.