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Blood and urine tests are often recommended as a routine health check for pets, and when pets are showing signs of disease. Our in-house laboratory allows us to run most common blood tests. We also routinely send blood, urine and tissue samples to an outside laboratory for advanced testing.

In-House Laboratory

Orchard Veterinary Care maintains a full-service diagnostic laboratory that allows us to perform complete blood counts, chemistry profiles, electrolyte analyses, thyroid hormone levels, urinalysis, FIV/FeLV tests, and other valuable tests for your pet. Fast and accurate results mean a faster diagnosis and treatment for your pet’s condition.

​We frequently evaluate cytology to evaluate for skin infections and skin growths, ear cytology to look for yeast or bacterial otitis, skin scrapings to look for ectoparasites, and perform in-house fungal cultures. These tests can often lead to a diagnosis, or help us decide the next step in your pet’s work-up.

Referred Out Tests

Advanced blood, urine and fecal tests are sent to an outside laboratory, with results often available within a day or two for more routine tests.

​Biopsies and advanced cytology samples are also sent to an outside laboratory for evaluation by a specialist.