Laboratory Testing

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Laboratory Testing

Both on-site and off-site laboratory services are available at Dana Niguel Veterinary Hospital. In our on-site laboratory, we run blood tests for cases that require quick results. Our laboratory also allows us to conduct pre-surgical blood work on the day of surgery, which means we’re getting the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding your pet’s health. We are one of few veterinary hospitals in Orange County that provide this service!

We use a large, off-site veterinary laboratory for routine work-ups and more comprehensive testing.

Blood tests can tell us a lot about a pet’s health. They allow us to identify kidney and liver function, infection, autoimmune disease or even parasites. It’s very important for us to be able to understand kidney and liver function before providing anesthesia or pain medication for ailments like arthritis. The kidneys and liver metabolize medications, and without blood work, it’s difficult to tell if a pet is having issues with these organs. The blood test, then, gives us more information on how a pet’s body is functioning. Blood tests can also tell us if a patient has been exposed to specific viruses or parasites, like feline leukemia or heartworm.

For more information about the laboratory testing we conduct at Dana Niguel Veterinary Hospital, give us a call at 949-661-6375.


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