Veterinary Diagnostic Care
Laboratory & Radiology
Our laboratory and diagnostic equipment at Farrell Animal Hospital uses some of the newest and most sophisticated technology available to modern veterinary medicine. When your pet is sick, complete and accurate laboratory results are a must in getting a correct diagnosis and the best possible plan for treatment. In our in-house laboratory, we can perform a wide range of diagnostics within minutes so that your pet can get started on an appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.
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Diagnostic Care Services
- Blood Chemistries: Blood chemistries examine the health of your pet's internal organs such as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, and gall bladder. These tests analyze the enzymes, proteins, and by-products produced internally by your pet.
- Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride are the body's electrolytes. They are important in evaluating the cause of vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and cardiac symptoms.
- Hematology: Hematology provides detailed information on the components of your pet's blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Hematology can be helpful in diagnosing anemia, infection, and a variety of blood diseases.
- Urinalysis: A urinalysis can be performed to diagnose urinary tract problems such as a bladder infection or bladder stones. In addition, the urine contains by-products from many organs such as the kidneys, liver and pancreas. Abnormal levels of these by-products can indicate diseases such as diabetes, liver or kidney disease.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): The ECG detects heart rate and electrical rhythm. The ECG is routinely used to monitor anesthetic patients and to detect any potential heart abnormalities or problems.
- Thyroid Testing: The thyroid test measures the level of thyroid hormone circulating in the blood. Thyroid disease can have many different symptoms and can cause your pet a variety of problems. If diagnosed with thyroid disease, most patients live full healthy lives with the aid of supplementation.
- Fecal Analysis: A small stool sample is needed to perform a fecal analysis. This test detects the presence of a variety of intestinal parasites. It is also helpful in diagnosing many types of intestinal disease.
- Radiology: Farrell Animal Hospital has radiography and ultrasound capabilities. This allows for immediate onsite diagnostics for your pet. For special cases, board certified specialist at The Animal Radiology Clinic of Dallas will be utilized.