Clondalkin Animal Clinic In-House Lab for Pets
At Clondalkin Animal Clinic we have a well-equipped in-house laboratory for pets: this means that we can run the blood sample in-house and have the result within 1-2 hours. We do haematology and biochemistry screening, electrolyte measurement and thyroid function tests, in-house urinalysis, microscopic examination and more.
For more specialist tests, we send your pets samples to an external laboratory for analysis.
A haematology blood test enables us to check the constituents of the blood such as Red Blood Cells, Haemoglobin, White Blood
Cells and Platelets. This test can tell us if your pet is anaemic, has an infection and much more!
A biochemistry blood test provides an inside look at your pet’s vital organs. By doing this test we can check the function of internal organs such as the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
Microscopy is very useful for examining samples from your pet’s skin, samples of urine, faeces and aspirates from lumps. We check skin scrapes for any nasty little parasites, and urine samples can be checked for bacteria and mineral crystals.