Shires Vets can perform a wide range of tests within our own laboratory as part of a diagnostic investigation of illness or for health screening senior pets or those being anaesthetised.
We have top-of-the-range blood analysis machines at our Stone, Eaton Park and Eccleshall branches which undergo regular quality control checks, to enable us to obtain rapid (within 24 hours) and reliable results for diagnostic tests from your pet's blood and urine:
Some tests are transferred to an external veterinary laboratory (Idexx); samples are collected daily by courier. This enables us to request a wide range of specialist tests to help investigate disease and monitor treatment. These tests can assist with assessment of skin allergies, infectious diseases, cardiac enzyme levels, culture bacterial swabs to optimise antibiotic selection, examination of needle aspirates and biopsies for cancer.
For dog breeders we can take blood samples for you to take directly to a local veterinary laboratory (Keele), or for collection by our external lab, to assess progesterone levels to determine optimal mating timing.
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