Laboratory

Our investment in top of the range equipment allows many of our tests to be done in-house, enabling speedy same day results. This can be vital for critically ill patients by allowing the right diagnosis to be made quickly and the appropriate treatment started right away.


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BLOOD TESTING:

    • Equipment- Haematology and biochemistry machine, centrifuge, test kits for the detection of feline immunudeficiency virus, feline leukaemia virus.
    • We offer preanaesthtic blood tests, general health profiles and geriatric screens to ensure your pet is healthy.
    • In addition we have the facilities and equipment to test for hormonal diseases such as under-active/over-active thyroid gland, over-active adrenal gland (Cushings), just for example. We also perform specialised blood tests to evaluate liver function.

URINE TESTING:

    • Refractometer and dip sticks, sediment exams
    • Urine testing is an under used test, we test urine to check kidney function, look for infections, detect crystals and bladder stones, and also in some cases screen for diabetes.

SKIN TESTING:

    • The use of our microscope facilitates the detection of skin mites (ie mange), yeast infections etc
    • Sometimes if necessary we send samples to the UK for analysis if a highly specialised test is required.

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Animal Care Hospital Douglas Vets in Cork