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Laboratory Services

Diagnostics are a key component of overall pet care. Through diagnostics, we can identify illnesses and disease processes that may be affecting your pet. Whether your pet needs further exploration of a current condition or they need wellness screenings, we are proud to offer a variety of laboratory services to help us better care for your pet.

At Katy Pet Wellness Solutions, we know it is important for you to have results as soon as possible, which is why we have made in-house diagnostics a priority for the most common screenings. For more in-depth or complex tests we work closely with several outside laboratories that get most results back to us within a few days.

Our in house laboratory can perform the following tests:

  • General chemistries (to evaluate major internal organs)
  • Complete blood count (to evaluate blood cells and screen for infections)
  • Fecal flotation (to identify the presence of intestinal worms and protozoans)
  • Urinalysis (to screen for infections and internal organ health)
  • Heartworm Test
  • Parvovirus Test
  • Giardia Test
  • Canine Pancreatic Lipase
  • Feline Pancreatic Lipase
  • FeLV/FIV Test (feline leukemia & feline immunodeficiency virus)
  • Ear cytology (to identify ear infections)
  • Ear mite exam
  • Cutaneous (skin) fungal culture
  • Skin scraping (to examine for mites)
  • …and more

Because laboratory results help our doctors to diagnose various conditions, detect problems before symptoms occur, or help monitor health regarding various medication, we recommend them with most new illnesses and yearly at wellness visits. We also include pre-operative blood work in our surgery packages to ensure safety during anesthesia.

In addition to our in-house laboratory, we work with several reference laboratories that can evaluate samples for more specific tests, further diagnostics, and other tests we do not run in-house. Samples sent to reference laboratories typically yield results within a few days, however some tests like cultures and pathologies may take longer.

If you have any questions regarding laboratory testing or what screenings might be recommended for your pet, contact us today to ask, or schedule an appointment.

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