In-House Diagnostic and Laboratory Services
When it comes to quick, comprehensive diagnostic services for your pet, what’s better than a one-stop shop? Here at Noe Animal Hospital, we proudly offer full in-house diagnostic services so that you don’t have to go all over town for your pet’s routine tests and diagnostic requirements. Our in-house laboratory, digital x-rays and ultrasound services allow us to provide prompt, accurate results toward your pet’s diagnosis – saving you time, boosting your confidence in the results, and helping give you better peace of mind.
Our laboratory and diagnostic tools have been put in place to help us provide the absolute highest standards of care for your pet. The diagnostic services we offer can assist us in confidently creating a treatment plan that’s custom-fitted to your pet and that will provide the best outcomes possible.
Some common tests performed here in the Noe Animal Hospital in-house lab include: screenings for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia (FeLV), screenings for senior pets as well as puppies and kittens, stool tests, parvovirus tests, and evaluations of the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Our network of veterinary radiologists and referral labs gives us even more testing options, if or when we should need them. Whatever the testing need, we have your pet covered. Please read on to learn more about some of the common diagnostic services we perform.
What Our In-House Laboratory Offers
When a veterinary office needs testing, they will often need to refer this service out to a veterinary laboratory. But at Noe Animal Hospital we do our testing right here in our lab. This results in a fast, accurate turnaround for diagnosis so that we can move on to treatment. Some of the tests we commonly perform are blood tests (including blood counts and blood chemistry), stool testing, urine analysis and biopsies.
X-Rays: How Do They Work?
When we need to have a clear picture of your pet's bones and internal organs, we use digital radiographs, commonly known as x-rays. X-rays are directed electromagnetic radiation that’s focused on the part of the body requiring imaging. This allows us to see problems occurring inside the body such as broken bones, foreign objects, tooth problems, progression of disease in the mouth, and (in some cases) even some soft tissue damage.
Ultrasound: What Is It?
Ultrasound is like lab work and x-rays in that they also help in diagnosis by allowing us to see inside your pet’s soft tissues and organs. But while x-rays are better at showing us skeletal issues, the ultrasound is better for seeing issues in their soft tissue. For example, using ultrasound is good for evaluating the condition of your pet’s internal organs, checking on possible ligament or tendon damage, and even assisting in biopsies or other internal procedures.