Friday, January 18, 2019
Clinical laboratory testing is an important component of veterinary care
Our Idexx Vetlab suite that we have on site allows us to perform the majority of our laboratory testing in house for fast and accurate results. We also use Idexx reference laboratory (located in Grafton) for tests that we can't conduct here at the hospital. 

We are confident the combination of in-house testing ability and outside reference laboratory services will allow us the flexibility to handle our patient needs.

On Site Laboratory Services

Reference Laboratory Services

  • Lasercyte Hematomolgy Analyzer- performs CBCs for blood cell counts and analysis
  • VetTest Chemistry Analyzer- for routine biochemical panels
  • VetLyte Analyzer- for measuring electrolyte levels- Na, K, and Cl
  • Urinalysis Analyzer- for accurate and consistent reading of urine chemistry test strips

Idexx VetLab Station stores and consolidates all of the data from the different Idexx machines

  • Consolidates results from a single patient onto one report.
  • Downloads results directly into pateints electronic medical record
  • Eliminates trascription errors or lost test results

Idexx snap tests for certain disease yeild results in less than 20 minutes

  • 4DX- test for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichia (dogs)
  • Triple screen- Feline Leukemia, FIV, & feline heartworm antigen
  • Parvo virus
  • Fecal analysis- using a high speed centrifuge yeilds better results
  • Microbiology- culture growth and antibiotic sensitvity testing
  • Cytology- analzing cells from needle aspirates or fluids under the microscope
  • Histopathology (biopsy)- microscopic evaluation of tissue, most common to look for cancer  
  • Endocrine testing- quantifyiing thyroid, adrenal, growth hormone levels, etc
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring- check levels of drugs in the blood to ensure proper dosing
  • Economical panels which combines many tests for one lower price to the client
  • Infectious disease testing & screening such as quantifying Lyme C6 levels.

Similar to the VetSuite, Reference laboratory results can download directly into our patients medical records through our specialized practice software and can be accessed on the web.

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