Determination of blood cell counts: Changes in white blood cell counts, red blood cell counts, and platelet counts can indicate problems such as anemia, dehydration, infection, auto-immune disease, and certain types of cancerous conditions
Blood chemistry tests: These tests assess liver function, kidney function, blood sugar, blood proteins, calcium and phosphorus levels, and pancreatic function.
Electrolyte tests: Sodium, potassium and chloride levels may be abnormal when your pet is dehydrated or having fluid losses through vomiting or diarrhea. Intravenous fluids and/or supplementation may be indicated when electrolytes are severely deranged.
Point-of-care tests: Available for certain infectious diseases such as heartworm, ehrlichia, anaplasma, Lyme (4dx), giardia, parvo, FeLV, FIV, and pancreatitis.
Coagulation tests: these tests detect deficiency in clotting disorders, which can be present in cases of certain kinds of rodenticide poisoning and in severe liver disease/failure.
Microscopy: Microscopic evaluation of bodily fluids including blood, urine; samples of skin and ear secretions, and needle biopsies of swellings or tumors can be performed in-clinic to assist in the diagnosis of systemic diseases, urinary disorders, skin and ear diseases, and differentiation of benign vs. cancerous tumors.
Urinalysis: A urinalysis is a diagnostic test that determines the physical and chemical properties of urine. It is used to evaluate the health of the kidneys and urinary system, but it can also reveal other issues as well.