Pathology

Pathology

Pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in identifying existing disease. Common laboratory tests include:

  • Blood chemistry
  • Complete blood cell count
  • Urinalysis
  • Fæcal test
  • Cultures

Hall Veterinary Surgery is equipped with a modern in-house laboratory that allows our vets to quickly perform many diagnostic tests to achieve accurate and rapid results. Blood tests help to diagnose conditions such as pancreatitis, diabetes, anæmia, blood clotting issues, kidney and liver diseases and even the presence of infection.

We recommend pre-anæsthetic bloods prior to surgery because it provides us with an insight into your pet’s white/red blood cell count, kidney and liver function. Urine and fæcal samples can also be processed in-house to assess for things such as parasites within fæces and crystals present in urine. For more advanced and non routine tests we have access to an external specialist laboratory.