Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology is the laboratory evaluation of blood, urine, body fluid or tissue samples for the diagnosis of many diseases. Common laboratory tests performed on our companion animals include blood biochemistry, complete blood counts, blood clotting tests, urinalysis, faecal exams, bacterial cultures and surgical biopsy testing.

Our practice is equipped with an in-house laboratory which enables us to quickly perform many tests in-house, this is particularly useful in very ill animals which require immediate treatment, or for pre-anaesthetic blood screening for our surgical patients. Some more specialised testing is sent to an external pathology laboratory, such testing can take 24-48 hours and up to 7 days for biopsy results.

Bladder stones that will be sent to the labs

 

Our Laboratory Equipment

Blood samples that will be sent off for testing