Diagnostic Laboratory Services
Sometimes a comprehensive physical exam isn’t enough to determine why your pet is under the weather. Therefore, Oak Hammock Animal Hospital is pleased to offer complete diagnostic services, courtesy of our fully equipped, in-house lab. Our diagnostic department offers a wide array of tools and procedures which provide detailed information about your pet so our team can treat them in the quickest and most effective way possible.
When your pet is sick, we understand time is of the essence. The faster we learn what the problem is, the faster we can get them treated; in-house diagnostics are the best way to get those results.
Tests We Offer
The instruments in our state-of-the-art laboratory are efficient and reliable, so you can get your pet's test results within minutes! Our tests help us diagnose conditions including chronic disease, infections, parasites, and allergies. Some of the testing services we offer are:
- Blood work
- CBC (Complete Blood Count) – Used to evaluate red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test allows our veterinarian to look for evidence of infection, inflammation, anemia, cancer, or autoimmune conditions.
- Serum Chemistry Panel – This test is used to evaluate organ function, blood sugar level, and electrolytes.
- Idexx SNAP tests - Screen for Heartworms, Parvovirus, Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency virus (FIV), or Pancreatitis.
- PT/PTT – This test evaluates for bleeding disorders caused by rodenticide toxicity, snake bites, certain cancers, or immune mediated diseases.
- Fecal testing – Looking under the microscope for evidence of intestinal parasites, blood in the stool, abnormal bacterial activity, or protozoal infections such as coccidia and giardia.
- Urine testing – This test checks for urinary tract infections, diabetes, and kidney function.
- Ear cytology – Looking under the microscope for evidence of ear infections involving yeast, bacteria, or mites.
- Skin cytology – Looking under the microscope for evidence of skin infections involving yeast and/or bacteria.
- Skin scrapings – Looking under the microscope for demodectic or sarcoptic mange.
- ECG - Telemedicine technology that allows for us to perform a CardioPet Electrocardiogram (ECG) on your pet in our hospital and have it virtually evaluated by a veterinary cardiology specialist.
We also have the ability to run numerous customized tests by submitting samples to various labs around the country. Samples submitted often include blood, tissue, or bladder stones.
In addition to our complete diagnostic lab, we also have state-of-the-art imaging technology to further help diagnose complicated issues.