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Laboratory

pathology 2So what laboratory equipment do we have?

Our in-house laboratory equipment ensures that blood results, cytology (microscopy) and urine tests can be performed and results obtained within the hour. If an animal is unwell, blood & urine testing can be a vital piece of the puzzle in diagnosing the problem. Our on-site laboratory allows a diagnosis to be reached as fast as possible and we do not have to rely on courier pick-ups and external pathology labs to run the tests. Certainly not all veterinary hospitals and not even human GP’s have extensive diagnostic laboratory equipment on-site.

Haematology Analyser

  • Analysis of red blood cells, white blood cells & platelets.
  • Useful in cases of anaemia, blood loss, infection, chronic disease

pathology 1Biochemistry Analyser

  • Kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, protein levels and diabetes

Emergency Blood-Gas Machine

  • Critical care monitoring eg severe tick paralysis, trauma, respiratory problems

Coagulation Testing

  • Tests blood clotting ability
  • Useful in cases of suspected rat bait poisoning or bleeding abnormalities

Urinalysis

  • Tests the urine for glucose (diabetes), protein, bacteria (UTI), blood and pH level

Microscopy

  • Skin testing, ear swabs, fine needle aspiration (eg lumps, fluid analysis), blood smears

Other Tests

  • We are also able to test for Canine Parvovirus, Canine Heartworm Disease, Pancreatitis (CPL), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), Ringworm.

Reference Laboratories

  • We also have access to the best external laboratories in Australia and carefully choose where to send our external tests so as to receive the best outcomes for your pet.
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