In House Lab & Radiologyin Richmond Texas

Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art in-house lab. Performing these tests in-house offers several benefits, including faster results, which can lead to more timely treatment decisions, reduced stress for the animal and owner, and increased efficiency in managing veterinary cases.

Here are some common types of in-house lab tests conducted in veterinary clinics:

1. Blood Tests: These can include complete blood counts (CBC), blood chemistry panels, coagulation profiles, and blood typing. These tests provide valuable information about the animal's overall health, organ function, and potential infections.

2. Urinalysis: Urinalysis helps evaluate kidney function, urinary tract infections, diabetes, and other conditions. It involves examining urine for abnormalities such as blood, protein, bacteria, crystals, and specific gravity.

3. Fecal Examinations: Fecal tests detect parasites such as worms, protozoa, and bacteria in the animal’s feces. Identifying and treating these parasites promptly is essential for maintaining the animal’s health.

4. Cytology: Cytology involves examining cells under a microscope to diagnose skin conditions, tumors, infections, and other abnormalities. Fine needle aspirates or skin scrapings are commonly used for cytological examinations.

5. Microbiology: Microbiological tests help identify bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Culturing samples from wounds, ears, or other affected areas can determine the appropriate treatment for infections.

6. Diagnostic Imaging: At our clinic we have in-house capabilities for basic diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or ultrasound, to aid in diagnosing fractures, organ abnormalities, tumors, and other conditions.

Digital Radiographs, or x-rays, are a diagnostic tool that allows us to see a snapshot of the internal organs. X-rays are often used to detect foreign body ingestion, urinary bladder stones, abdominal or chest tumors, heart size and shape, changes in the lungs that could indicate cancer or pneumonia, and many other disease processes.

Most of these tests are done in-house, However, some cases may still require sending samples to external reference laboratories for more specialized testing or confirmation of results. For more information please contact us and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible. For any critical pet needs, please call us after completing the form. (281) 207-9006