In-House Laboratory

The in-house laboratory at Three Trails Animal Hospital is an added benefit we provide to our clients. By testing samples at our own facility, we are able to expedite the diagnostic process so that you can receive results as soon as possible. Depending on the test, your pet’s results can often be viewed on the same day. The results of these tests allow our experienced veterinarians to establish a baseline of health, track health trends, and prevent disease during each stage of your pet’s life.

Laboratory tests and blood work frequently performed at Three Trails include:

  • Complete Blood Count tests for inflammation, infection, and anemia; and measures blood clotting components.
  • Blood Chemistry Panel comprises of several different tests aimed to evaluate organ function such as the liver, kidney, and pancreas.
  • Electrolytes Testing monitors hydration levels, bone metabolism, and overall body health.
  • Thyroid Testing measures how the thyroid gland is functioning. It is important that your pet’s thyroid functions properly, as the thyroid regulates energy and metabolism.
  • Urinalysis determines kidney function while providing insight into the presence of diabetes.
  • Fecal Tests check for intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. This is a routine test using a stool sample from your pet. We recommend dropping off a fresh fecal sample once a year due to the high prevalence of parasites in pets.

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