We can run complete blood cell counts (identifying the different types of blood cells), chemistry panels (to check liver, kidney and thyroid), clotting times (to check if a pet's blood can clot properly), snap tests to check for heart and pancreas conditions among others and i-Stat panels (to assess electrolytes, the active amount of calcium in the blood and the pH of the blood) to name a few of the tests. Often we will have results within hours!
The lab also has equipment to microscopically examine samples. We have a video microscope so we can attach pictures of what we are seeing to your file. It is also helpful for teaching.
There are tests to check for bacterial growth in urine and fungal infection in the skin.
We can analyze the urine of your pet to check for sugars, blood, crystals and more.
This enables us to do over 90% of the required blood tests right here, in Prince George. For a few of the specialized tests we have access to referral laboratories in Vancouver and even the United States.