At Queensdale Animal Hospital, We have a state of the art in-house laboratory which allows us to rapidly diagnose critical patients and screen patients for anesthesia as well as monitor closely our hospitalized patients. Often, we can provide results while you wait for such laboratory tests as, comprehensive blood chemistries, thyroid levels, feline leukemia, feline Immunodeficiency virus (feline AIDS), heartworm, Lyme, ehrlichia, anaplasmosis, packed cell volume and canine & feline pancreatitis. We have complete diagnostic availability to perform urinalysis, intestinal parasite tests, and countless other laboratory tests. An outside laboratory is used for diagnostic testing outside the scope of our in-house laboratory. Most of these results are still available within 12-24 hours.
The urinalysis is important to garner medical information about the kidneys and bladder, including the liver, pancreas, and other organs. Our veterinarian can make a diagnosis, but additionally, a urinalysis can determine a prognosis and best treatment. Early detection of bladder infections, kidney disease, and liver disease will help a pet live a longer and a better quality of life.
A fecal examination is an evaluation of feces to determine the cause of a pet who is vomiting, has serious diarrhea, straining, or has a lack of appetite. Annual fecal examinations are recommended as part of a yearly health exam, especially for puppies and kittens. Fecal examinations detect parasites, such as whipworms, Giardia, coccidian, roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
We also have the newest technology in radiography equipment that allows us to take digital radiographs. Being able to see the skeletal system as well as internal organs help us to determine if there are any fractures, masses, or abnormalities. Digital radiographs can reveal many problems that are not visible to the naked eye, and it helps to determine any of your pet$B!G(Js hidden ailments more precisely.
Early detection of the various diseases can increase the chance of success and can reduce the cost of overall treatment.