Diagnostic Services & Imaging

In- House Laboratory

Blood Tests

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Our IDEXX In- House laboratory suite can run a myriad of tests and obtain results quickly. This enables us to assess and monitor your pet's health on the spot.

Available In-House Blood Tests:

Complete Blood Count (Procyte)

Pre - General Anaesthetic Screen (Chem 10)

General Health Profile (Chem17)

Lytes (Cl, K, Na)

Renal Panel ( Bun, Crea, Phos)

Liver Panel ( Alt, Alkp, Tbil, Ggt)

Phenobarbitone Test

Thyroid Test (TT4)

Cortisol Monitoring

Snap 4DX ( Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Lyme disease)

Canine/Feline Pancreatic Lipase Test

ACTH Stimulation Test

LDDST 

Witness Heartworm Test

FeLV/FIV Test

Blood Typing 

Urine Protein:Creatinine Ratio

Canine Distemper/Lepto/Parvoviruse/Babesia Ab Test

Canine/Feline VacciCheck

Canine/Feline Blood Typing & Blood Transfusion 

(This list is not exhaustive. For other tests not listed here, please enquire with us)

Cytology and Microscopy

We provide services such as :

Skin Scrapes

Ear Cytology

Fine - Needle Aspiration

Blood Smear

Fur Pluck

Urinalysis & Fecal Analysis

Urine and Faecal samples should be brought in as fresh as possible and as sterile as possible in order to attain the most accurate results. Generally, we ask owners to bring in samples within an hour if possible. 

Urinalysis:

At our clinic we provide full urinalysis which includes Urine Cytology.

Collection Methods: 

1. "Free-Catch" Collection. Watch for signs that your pet is about to urinate and prepare a sterile container. Allow the urine to flow out for 1 - 2 seconds before collecting it mid-stream.

2. Cystocentesis Collection (Recommended). This will be done by our vets. They will scan for the bladder using ultrasound and collect the urine directly from the bladder. This method ensures a sterile sample of urine is collected, hence providing more accurate results. This method is also available for owners unable to collect their pet's urine. 

Faecal Analysis:

We can perform faecal flotations, smears and wet mounts. Ideally we require a fresh stool sample collected not more than 6 hours ago. The sample should be free from any contaminants such as bedding, grass and dirt. 

Eye & Blood Pressure Testing

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Tonometry:

This procedure checks the intra-ocular pressure. 

Glaucoma is a dangerous condition whereby the eyeball pressure is higher than it should be. It may be genetic, or caused by an injury. It is important to treat glaucoma and try to prevent it as the increase in pressure can damage the optic nerve and cause permanent vision loss. 

Blood Pressure:

At our clinic we use a doppler to measure your pet's systolic blood pressure. High or low blood pressure can lead to syndromes that affect your pets health and overall well being. By keeping their blood pressure in check, we can maintain a quality of life that they deserve. 

 

Diagnostic Imaging

Radiographs (X- rays) & Contrast Radiography

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Our dedicated leaded imaging room is equipped with a Digital X-ray machine. This provides us with an on-site, non-invasive method to gather more information on your pet's condition.

X-rays have many uses. We can quickly evaluate vital parts such as the heart, lungs and intestines, the chest cavity, and bone densities. It can also be used to assess certain conditions such as pneumonia, masses, foreign bodies and fractures.

Contrast Radiography

We also provide contrast radiography at our clinic. This is a method of studying the organs by administrating a special contrast or dye. This allows us to assess certain conditions that may not be clearly evident on conventional X-ray.

Ultrasound

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Ultrasound is another non-invasive method to assess your pet's health. It allows us to safely and painlessly view the structural integrity of the organs as well as the other soft tissues, and is an integral tool in a detailed diagnostic plan. 

We have an in-house ultrasonographer with us. Please call us if you need to book an ultrasound appointment.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy allows a visual examination of internal organs and other soft tissues without invasive exploratory surgery. We can enter body cavities such as the nose, the mouth, lungs, bladder, intestines to obtain samples if required. Endoscopy also allows us to remove smaller foreign bodies without needing exploratory surgery. If open surgery is required, it allows us to get a good visualisation of the condition and obtain more information before proceeding with the surgery.