On-site Laboratory

We have heavily invested in our laboratories across our sites to ensure your pet has access to advanced diagnostic tests.

  • Blood testing

As the most common first step in diagnostics, blood testing is performed very frequently at Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital. Our laboratories can provide rapid results for a vast number of disorders, allowing your pet to receive the best possible care.

As well as the usual standard blood analysis machines, we also have a blood gas machine to assess acid-base disorders, ionised calcium testing and an endocrine machine to assess cortisol levels for both hyperadrenocorticism (Cushings Disease) and hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease).

We are also able to offer advanced thyroid testing internally. Our ELISA testing machines allow us to screen for infectious diseases such as FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus), FeLV (feline leukaemia virus) and Angiostrongylus (dog lungworm).

We have access to worldwide leaders in external laboratories should your pet require a more specialised test for rarer diseases.

We are also able to offer genetic screening tests for specific diseases in certain breeds (for example Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Ragdolls).

Our veterinary team also consists of post graduate certificate holders in internal medicine, should your pet require further investigation, so you can be confident your pet is in good hands at Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital.

  • Urine testing

Testing your pets urine can give a vast amount of information, such as an indication on how well the kidneys are working, assessment of diabetes and investigation of urinary tract problems.

At Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, we are able to provide rapid urine test results, including a state-of-the-art urine sediment analysis machine to assess for urinary tract infections, crystals and urinary stones.

microscope in Ashfield House Vets laboratory
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