At East Lincoln Animal Hospital we utilize an Idexx diagnostic machine to provide on-site testing of your pet’s blood chemistry to determine the overall health of your pet. These tests may also help discover a condition that may not be detectable during a regular examination. Results from these blood tests can:
•Detect infection and anemia
•Determine electrolyte status and hydration level
•Check the immune system
•Evaluate kidney, liver and pancreas function
•Screen the thyroid for Cushing’s or Addison’s disease
•Check blood sugar levels
Other routine tests that we are able to perform on-site include fecal analysis, urinalysis and testing for parasites.
Having this on-site capability enables our knowledgeable doctors to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pet’s complete health care needs from routine physical examinations to complicated diseases and cancer evaluation. It allows our doctors to diagnose your pet’s condition quickly and efficiently so they can start the necessary treatment that will get your pet feeling better as soon as possible.
Occasionally, we use commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized tests such as Bartonella, Toxoplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever serology that cannot be performed in-house. The results of these tests are usually available online and can be downloaded directly into your pet’s medical record.