In-House Laboratory

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We have invested in up-to-date IDEXX blood analysis machines so that we are able to offer in-house blood tests to check organ function and blood cell counts on the same day. This also includes checking thyroid hormone levels for patients with ongoing thyroid issues and Symmetric Dimethylarginine (SDMA) which is a very early marker of kidney disease.

We work with IDEXX and Axiom external laboratories for further tests we cannot perform in-house and can get most results the next day with their service.

We have equipment for in-house urine testing, including checking for crystals, to provide monitoring of ongoing urinary issues and diagnosis of conditions such as diabetes.

Did You Know?

We offer a small pre-op blood panel for £35 to check liver and kidney function before an anaesthetic.

SDMA detects as little as 25% loss of function of the kidneys rather than the 75% loss which used to be required to diagnose renal disease.

An estimated 20-50% of cats over 15 years of age will have some kidney disease, around three times the amount seen in dogs.

In-house urine tests take only 10-15 minutes to run so you will have quick results, giving you peace of mind.

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18 Abbotswood, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4NG

Tel: 01454 322449

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