In-Clinic Diagnostics

Providing diagnostic services for pets in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area of North Carolina, St. Francis Hospital for Animals’ full service in-house laboratory enables our experienced veterinarians to perform diagnostic testing that helps us get a complete picture of your pet’s health. Blood tests and other laboratory tests identify conditions that may not be detectable during a regular examination.

Veterinary blood work testing and values are similar to those found in human medicine. Routine tests that we perform on a daily basis include complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistry panels, thyroid testing, heartworm testing, as well as fecal and urinalysis tests. Results from diagnostic testing can detect infection and anemia, determine electrolyte status and hydration levels, evaluate kidney, liver, and pancreas function, screen for thyroid disease, check blood sugar levels, and more. It is also imperative that blood work is completed before each surgical procedure so that our veterinarians will be alerted to any conditions that may cause complications.

If your pet is very sick, the on-site diagnostic laboratory at St. Francis Hospital for Animals allows our knowledgeable veterinarians to diagnose your pet’s condition quickly and efficiently so we can start the required treatment that will get your pet feeling better as soon as possible. We also send out blood work to qualified laboratories for a more comprehensive analysis.

If you feel that something is not right with your pet, don’t hesitate to call and make an appointment with St. Francis Hospital for Animals today.