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In-Clinic Blood Work - Companion Animal

Pet/Animal Blood Work

Beckett & Associates offers in-clinic blood work for patients who are medically ill or will be undergoing an anesthetic procedure. Our technicians have the ability to run multiple tests on our in-house equipment so that our doctors are able to diagnose and treat many conditions before the patient leaves our care. Early detection can increase an animal's life span and prolong their health.

Complete Blood Count (CBC): This screen can help detect disorders of the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. A CBC may detect early signs of anemia, inflammation, infection and certain types of neoplasia.

Chemistry Panel: The chemistry panel looks at various protein and enzyme levels as well as basic electrolytes in the blood. It is a broad panel that looks at several organ values including: kidney, liver and pancreas. Many disease processes can cause increases in one or more of these values early on.

Thyroid and Cholesterol Level: This tests looks for thyroid and cholesterol levels in the blood. Levels that are too high or too low can indicate disease and are common in cats and dogs respectively.

4 DX Snap Test: This test measures antibody levels in the blood for Heartworm disease, Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichia canis and Ehrlichia ewingii.

FeLv/FIV Snap Test: This test measures antibody levels in the blood for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

PT/PTT Test: This test looks at hemostasis (the ability of the blood to clot) by measuring the time it takes for blood to clot based on certain factors within the blood. It can be an important tool prior to surgery and during anticoagulant poisonings.

Cortisol Test: This test measures the level of cortisol in the blood and can be used to diagnose and adjust medications used to treat Cushing`s Disease and Addison`s Disease in small animals.

cPLI (Canine Pancreas – Specific Lipase): This test measures for a specific enzyme that is only elevated during episodes of canine pancreatitis.

fPLI (Feline Pancreas – Specific Lipase): This test measures for a specific enzyme that is only elevated during episodes of feline pancreatitis.

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