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Diagnostics and Tests

In-House Laboratory Diagnostics

Our diagnostic lab equipment allows us to evaluate complete blood counts and biochemical profiles within 20 minutes of the blood draw. When your pet is sick, time counts! We can also perform a urinalysis, intestinal parasite exams, fecal cytologies, and fungal cultures in our lab. Our doctors review fine needle aspirates from masses to determine whether or not the slides should be sent to a boarded veterinary pathologist for a definitive diagnosis.

Ultrasound and Digital Radiology

Radiographs (x-rays) are usually the first diagnostic technique that is used to assess the size and position of organs or masses and the quality of boney structures of the chest, abdomen, long bones, and joints. Digital radiology is much quicker, and by adjusting the technique on the computer, the patient and staff exposure to radiation is minimized. We may use our ultrasound unit to diagnose and monitor the internal architecture of the organs such as the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, stomach, spleen, pancreas, heart, small intestine, colon, adrenal glands, urinary bladder, and prostate. Along with certain blood work, our ultrasound unit allows us to monitor the treatment of internal medicine diseases. We also use ultrasound to diagnose and monitor pregnancies.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Our clinic boasts world class laboratory diagnostic equipment to provide quick, reliable results to expedite the process of healing. The VetScan VS2 provides a complete chemistry in 15 minutes, providing insight into glucose, proteins, electrolytes, cholestrol, endocrine levels, enzymes, and more.

For disease screening, we can take blood, stool, urine, skin, or growth samples and analyze them both personally and programmatically. Preliminary results are available in less than 10 minutes to a few hours depending on the test that is run. For digital cytology, results are received in as little as 2 hours to help identify cancerous and non-cancerous lesions. 

Common Questions

What kind of tests can be run?

Our team can do urinalysis, intestinal parasite exams, fecal cytologies, and fungal cultures in our lab, as well as fine needle aspirate reviews. We can use AI to greatly reduce the time required for testing, with final reviews provided by our veterinarians.

Will I have the test results same-day?

Yes! Because we operate our own in-house diagnostic equipment, we are able to provide test results very quickly- some in as little as 10 or 15 minutes.

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Give our team a call at 757-547-9421 to learn more about our diagnostic capabilities, or submit a form and we will be in touch. If you are already a patient, fill out this form to schedule an appointment.

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