Laboratory Services at Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C.
Laboratory testing is one of the most important diagnostic tools for both detecting and diagnosing illness in your pets. Technological advances have made possible an incredible inventory of in-house tests. Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C. has extensive lab equipment and trained staff to provide results as quickly as possible. Our in-house tests include:
- Pre-anesthetic Panel
- General Health Profile
- Electrolytes Thyroid Panel
- Complete Blood Count
- NSAID Panel
- Kidney Panel Pancreatic Testing
The Pre-anesthetic Panel along with Electrolytes and a Complete Blood Count are recommended prior to routine surgery, such as spays and neuters. It provides safe anesthesia for your pets by screening for underlying diseases or illness.
The General Health Profile is the most comprehensive panel for use in establishing baselines, screening senior pets and evaluating sick animals. We recommend it be run on clinically ill patients to help target the causes of common presenting signs.
Complete Blood Counts help screen for anemia, infection, and dehydration. Microscopic exam of a blood film is always performed along with the blood counts to look for blood cell abnormalities and blood parasites.
NSAID Panels (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and Kidney Panels are used for therapeutic drug monitoring and treatment monitoring. We also use Idexx, an outside reference lab, for expanded testing. They offer daily pickup and very fast turnaround time for results.
Fecal Analysis & Tests:
- Fecal Parasite Exam
- Parvo Test
- Giardia Test
Because you can contract certain parasites from your pets, routine fecal parasite exams are highly recommended. All of these tests are particularly important when faced with chronic diarrhea. The results will help your pet receive the appropriate treatment.
- Skin scrapings
- Lump aspirates
- Ear swabs
- Vaginal smears
- Semen analysis
These are microscopic exams that involve careful sampling and interpretation by the veterinarians and trained staff at Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C.