In House Lab: Getting Answers For Better Health
Caring Hearts Animal Clinic has extensive in-house laboratory facilities providing complete serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis, and parasite testing, our IDEXX lab equipment can provide results within an hour when a fast diagnosis is needed.
There are many benefits to conducting laboratory tests while your pet is healthy. These test results are used as a baseline to help us monitor your pet's health throughout their life. Since pets can mask pain, variation in different levels gives us an indication of changes in their health. Catching these changes early allows us to diagnose and treat your pet before a more serious condition develops.
Pre-Anesthesia Blood Work
Prior to any anesthesia, blood work is completed to evaluate organ function and blood counts to ensure that your pets are healthy enough for anesthesia. This blood work can also identify conditions that may cause complications if left untreated. We will use the results of these tests to customize your pet's anesthesia and pain management protocol.