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Comprehensive In-House Laboratory

Cahill Veterinary Hospital is equipped with the abilities to perform almost all diagnostic testing within its facility. Our comprehensive in-house laboratory has the ability to perform the following tests for emergencies or patients who require lab results to be known sooner than sending it to lab.jpgour out of hospital lab.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

This is a breakdown of the cellular components to your pets' blood. With this test we can see if your has proper numbers of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Common things diagnosed with this test include anemias, infections and clotting disorders.

Blood Chemistries

This is a conglomeration of values which look at organ function, protein amounts, glucose values, electrolytes and other biochemical functions of the body. Numerous diseases can be detected with this test including liver and kidney problems, diabetes, protein losing diseases, endocrine abnormalities.

PT/PTT Clotting tests

This test measures the body's ability to clot and prevent bleeding. We can diagnose such things as rodenticide toxicities, liver diseases and immune diseases of platelets (thrombocytopenias).

Urinalysis

Analyzing the urine helps us diagnose diseases with the kidney, identify urinary tract infections and other systemic diseases. Our SediView analyzer is able to automatically identify cells, bacteria and crystals in the urine which increases accuracy and efficiency in urine testing. We are able to show you pictures taken from the machine's microscope which highlight features which would indicate urine related problems.\

Other Tests Available

Bile Acids
Canine and Feline Pancreatitis Lipase
Thyroid Levels
Phenobarbital Levels
Infectious diseases : Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Canine Parvovirus, Heartworm disease, Anaplasma, Lyme disease and Erhlichia

In addition to providing in-house lab services, we work with many out of hospital labs to have tests performed.

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