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2 Rocking Horse Lane, Slingerlands, NY 12159

Laboratory Testing

There is a powerful instinct in all animals to “act normal” even in the face of serous illness. Thus a complete physical exam is often not enough to diagnose the problem. In addition to imaging modalities, our hospital is equipped with an extensive in-house laboratory that permits us to find abnormalities in your pet’s organ functions or blood cells that were not evident from the physical evaluation. We utilize our in-house laboratory when time is of the essence in the case of a serious illness. For an ill patient, hours or even minutes can make the difference of life and death. When time is not a factor such as for routine follow-up bloodwork to check up on existing illness or senior screening tests, we currier your pet’s blood work to a national laboratory which is a much more cost effective option for our clients.

Our Complete in-house diagnostic laboratory provides:

  • Complete Blood Counts with computerized LaserCyte
  • Blood chemistry analysis with Idexx Catalyst system
  • Electrolyte analysis with Idexx Vet Lyte
  • Thyroid screening with Idexx Snapshot
  • Adrenal screening with Idexx Snapshot
  • Heartworm, Lyme disease, Erhlichia and Anaplasmosis testing
  • Giardia, Parvo virus and CPL Pancreas SNAP testing
  • Feline Leukemia and Feline Aids testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine cortisol/creatinine with Idexx Catalyst
  • Fecal ova exam
  • Slide Cytology with digital image telemedicine
  • Vaginal cytology with digital image telemedicine
  • Gram staining cytology
  • Bacterial Culture and Sensitivity
  • Fungal culture

We also send out samples for more comprehensive analysis when required such as a comprehensive thyroid hormone assay, and anaerobic bacterial sensitivity testing