Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing.

Our in-house laboratory can provide results within minutes. At Bordertown Veterinary Clinic we can perform faecal examinations, assess urine samples and simple cytology slides in house. We can also test blood glucose levels, assess blood samples for anaemia and test for diseases such as parvovirus, heartworm infection or feline immunodeficiency virus at the clinic. Other tests, such as blood profiles, biopsy analysis and specific disease testing, we send to a laboratory in Adelaide. Blood profile results we usually receive the next day within 24 hours, but other specialised testing may take longer, possibly up to 14 days for biopsy results, depending on the nature of the test being performed. Ask your veterinarian when to call for your pet’s laboratory results.