Here at the surgery we have an extensive external quality assurance checked, on site, full laboratory suite. This means that we able to carry out: Haematology and blood chemistry analyses, coagulation profiles, certain hormone assays as in thyroid problems and microscopy, Felv and FIV testing in cats is also carried out. All this means that we are able to report back test results same or next working day. A linked offsite laboratory is used for all other tests and these will take longer.
Such speed and reliability are particularly important when carrying out pre anaesthetic blood analysis for our patients as the samples being taken on the day are available to our vets within 30 minutes allowing them to be fully aware of the currant condition of the patient about to undergo surgery. This is particularly critical when dealing with older or emergency patients.