Instead of sending your pet’s samples to a separate laboratory facility for processing, we are able to test samples at our own facility to expedite the diagnostic process. Our North Texas in-house laboratory provides accurate and timely results that you can trust because we are able to monitor every step of the process, from collection to testing, to interpreting results.
The tests which our McKinney veterinarians administer give us information that cannot be gained from a physical examination alone and can prove any diagnostic hypothesis that we theorize.
Some of the tests we regularly run at our in-house laboratory center include the following:
Complete blood count counts the ratio of different types of blood cells in the bloodstream, such as red and white blood cells. It can help us to diagnose anemia, infection, inflammation, and the health of your pet’s blood clotting functions.
A blood chemistry panel is a series of different tests formulated to provide information about a particular organ system, such as the kidneys or liver.
Electrolytes testing provides information about vital salts in the body, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and so on. It can diagnose dehydration and provide insight into general bodily function.
Thyroid tests measure the production of the thyroid gland, which controls energy and metabolism. Thyroid disorders will be detected by this test. Disorders of the thyroid are common, particularly among senior pets.
Urinalysis is a test performed on a urine sample. For senior pet care, this test is considered routine. It can diagnose kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and more.
Fecal tests are performed on a stool sample. They are primarily used to check for intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. This is a routine test that we recommend once yearly because of the prevalence of intestinal parasites among animals.
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