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Pet Blood Tests

Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Diagnostic Pet Blood Tests | Hilton Vet Hospital Fremantle

At Hilton Vet Hospital, we have our own in-house laboratory where we can do blood tests on your pet while you wait. The waiting time is usually about 15 minutes.

We have a state of the art Idexx Blood Machine, centrifuge and microscope to do important diagnostic blood tests, cytology, skin scrapes and urine tests on the spot. These tests are pivotal in making accurate diagnosis.

Blood Tests

In human medicine, the patients have no choice but to have a blood test before they go for surgery. This is required to rule out underlying problems before humans have their surgery.

In veterinary medicine, it is not compulsory but highly recommended before any anaesthesia or surgery.

Benefits of Pre-anaesthetic Blood Test

  • Pease of mind that no underlying problem exist that might put the patient in danger during anaesthesia.
  • Early diagnosis of any underlying organ problem can help us to start with early supportive treatment.
  • Detection of abnormalities that might be corrected or compensated for during surgery.
  • Diagnosis of disease that might have gone undetected.

Benefits of Annual Senior Blood Test

  • Early detection of old age problems
  • Comparing results with previous years to look for trends of deterioration
  • Early detection can help with early use of supportive treatment
  • Diagnosis of disease

 

List of Laboratory tests done at Hilton Vet Hospital

Haematology

Study of different type of blood cells

Blood Biochemistry

Study of enzymes and protein and glucose

Electrolytes

Study of different electrolytes in the blood

Thyroid hormones

Test thyroid hormone levels

Blood smear

Study of appearance of cells

Clotting test

Test clotting time (rat bait, snake bite, clotting defects)

Skin scrapes

Look for parasites like skin mites

Ear smear

Diagnosis of organisms involved with ear infections

Faecal floatation test

Look for worm eggs in faeces

Fine Needle aspirate smears

Study of cells under microscope

Urine centrifuge

Look for crystals and cells in urine sediment

Urine dipstick

Test urine pH, glucose protein etc.

Urine specific gravity

Test urine concentration

More advanced test are send off to one of the Veterinary laboratories.

For further information on bloods tests for your pet, contact Hilton Vets on 08 9331 8375.