Laboratory

We maintain a complete in-house laboratory, combining current technology with proven diagnostic techniques.

In addition to performing routine hospitalized or outpatient diagnostics, preanesthetic blood work, and preventative diagnostics; in-house diagnostic tests we perform include:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential (Hematology)
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Fecal Flotation by Centrifugation
  • Fecal Enzyme Digestion Panel
  • Vector-Borne Disease Testing
  • Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Fecal Antigen
  • Canine Pancreas-Specific Lipase Level (Qualitative)
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
  • Lead Level
  • Tritrichomonas foetus
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Culture
  • Blood Glucose
  • Microscopy
    • Intestinal Parasite Identification
    • Identification of Other Internal and External Parasites
    • Diagnostic Cytology

Outside Diagnostics

For outside diagnostic services, we utilize a renowned national veterinary reference laboratory. In special cases we also utilize university and other veterinary specialty laboratories.

Additional outside diagnostic services include DNA Testing.

Exotic Pet Diagnostics

Our primary outside diagnostic laboratory, in addition to providing myriad small animal testing options, performs tests specific to exotic pets. Additionally, we can utilize a specialized avian and exotic testing laboratory or, when necessary, refer to one of several university laboratories.

Testing Requirements

Testing requirements are established for the safety of your pet(s), our other clients and patients, and our staff; including, but not limited to, preventing the spread of disease, including those with zoonotic potential; or ensuring the effective administration of therapeutic medication(s).

Canine Parvovirus
Feline Immunodeficiency & Leukemia Viruses
Heartworm Disease
Leptospirosis
Lyme Disease
Preanesthetic Blood Work
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Thyroid Levels

References

  1. ^ Connecticut Reportable Diseases. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Agriculture; November 27, 2008. http://ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/inspection_regulation/Connecticut_Reportable_Diseases.pdf.