A diagnostic test is a type of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Diagnostic testing is a vital part of detecting health problems and being able to treat them before they worsen.
Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.
Here at Gray County Veterinary Clinic, we are pleased to have a laboratory in our hospital! We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too!
Some of the more common tests performed in our lab include:
- Heartworm test
- Leukemia and FIV test
- Parvo test
- Ehrlichia test
- Fecal analysis
- Urine analysis
- Complete Blood Count
- Chemistry Panels
- Glucose Check
- Cytology to identify bacteria or yeast in an ear infection
- Cytology to identify different types of cells residing in a lump
- Fertility testing in Bulls
Not only do we have the latest technology in our lab, we also utilize state of the art equipment to obtain radiographs of our patients. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in a completely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.
The use of radiology is safe and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.
The best part of being able to run diagnostic tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner. Knowing what is wrong with your pets quickly allows us to start treatment sooner so they can get back to normal as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to make your pets as comfortable as possible. We pride ourselves on helping pets as fast as possible!
If you would like a copy of your pet’s radiographs, please ask! We are thrilled to be able to provide images and laboratory results to our pet parents anytime.