We are excited to announce that we can now do in-house blood tests! This means that we can test a blood sample on your pet in the clinic and have a result in 15 minutes. What’s even better is that the tests are cheaper than what we could previously have run through the lab!
Biochemistry blood tests provide a detailed look at your pet’s internal health and are a useful indicator of the health and function of your pet’s organ systems.
Most importantly a blood test can identify disease before clinical signs are evident. Earlier identification of disease makes successful treatment more likely, often lowers long-term treatment costs and increases your pet’s life expectancy.
For pets on long-term medication, a blood test is really important as it allows us to check that there are no unwanted side-effects. For example, long-term use of arthritis medication and steroids can place a strain on your pet’s stomach lining, liver and kidneys – all of which readily show on a blood test.
We are so excited about our new machine that we are offering an introductory offer on all in house testing:
- Comprehensive Profile = $60
- Pre-anaesthetic Profile = $40
- T4 (thyroid) panel = $37
The panels will give a reliable indication of how well your pet is coping on long-term medication and how well the internal organs are functioning. A test will now also give us a baseline so we know what is normal for your pet, with any further test results able to be compared to it.
Please call the clinic if you have any questions and to take advantage of this great offer!