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 clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory, which allows our veterinarians to perform various, often quick, diagnostic tests. This can contribute to an accurate and rapid diagnosis for your pet. Particularly in very ill animals, and those requiring emergency treatment, this is especially important. In some cases, more specialised tests may need to be performed by an external veterinary laboratory.
Our in-house laboratory can provide results within minutes. Specialised testing may take 12-24 hours for blood results, or 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.