Our friendly team of highly skilled and experienced pathologists and technicians, together with our fully equipped laboratory, provide the complete scope of testing services to meet the diagnostic needs of your veterinary clinic; including:
NEFA vs BOH: Which one to assess?Concentration of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) and beta-hydroxy-butyrate (BOH) reflect mobilisation of adipose tissue in response to an imbalance between feed intake and milk production.
Laboratory tests for the thin elderly cat. Loss of weight is common in elderly cats. Sometimes the cause is readily diagnosed on physical examination such as dental disease, or on routine testing which detects hyperthyroidism, chronic kidney disease or diabetes mellitus. Click link for other possible causes.
Idiopathic hypercalcaemia in cats In cats, there are several causes for hypercalcaemia including hypercalcaemia of malignancy and chronic kidney disease. However, idiopathic hypercalcaemia is now considered the most common cause for a high serum calcium concentration in cats.
Diff Quik StainsDiff Quik (DQ) stains are commonly used in practice to examine blood smears and cytology samples. It is a three-step system using methanol as a fixative followed by an orange/eosinophilic solution then a blue/basophilic solution.Learn more about Diff Quick stains.
Diagnosis of Toxoplasmosis in Cats.While many cats are exposed to Toxoplasma gondii at some point in their lives clinical disease is infrequent with most developing asymptomatic immunity.
Diagnosing Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)Confirming a diagnosis of FIP is not easy. Clinical signs are often non-specific, routine blood work is not pathognomic and serological testing, PCR and histopathology often cannot provide a definitive diagnosis.