When performing routine wellness examinations or diagnosing an illness, what our veterinarians can’t see is as important, if not more important, than what they can see.
Because protecting your pet’s health is our most important job, we have an in-house diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform a wide range of tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to these precise test results, it would be difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your pet’s health. Test results can also help us in the early detection of diseases and other conditions affecting the health and well-being of your pet.
Diagnostic testing can detect heartworm disease, Lyme disease, infections, feline leukemia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, and many additional diseases and conditions that can go unnoticed in their early stages. Early blood testing can show evidence of diabetes, changes in liver or kidney function, or simply provide a baseline for future reference. Diagnostic laboratory testing is also completed prior to dental or surgical procedures that require general anesthesia.
Laboratory testing provides information about your pet’s overall systemic health without the need for invasive and expensive procedures. Thanks to our in-house diagnostic laboratory and our outside laboratory testing, we can deliver your pet’s test results quickly – often within a few minutes – minimizing the time you need to wait for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Annual wellness blood and urine tests, along with other diagnostics, also assist us in the early detection of diseases and health conditions
Arden Shoreview has the capability to perform various blood tests, pre-anesthetic bloodwork, and other types of testing on site instead of sending samples to an outside lab. This saves time, money, and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.
Testing provided in the hospital includes:
- Liver enzyme screening
- Pancreatic evaluation
- Renal (Kidney) profiles
- Complete blood counts
- General chemistries
- Blood gases
- Fecal testing (parasites)
- Blood pressure
- FelV, FIV in cats
- Parvovirus in dogs
While we do offer an extensive range of on-site testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.
For more information on our in-house lab services or to schedule your pet for testing, call us at 651-636-2883.