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Practice laboratory

 
Laboratory at The Veterinary Practice, Lewisham

We have in house laboratory facilities which allow us to carry out a range of blood tests, urine tests and microscopic examinations.

Blood tests include such things as the assessment of important liver and kidney functions, blood glucose and electrolytes (sodium, potassium etc). Red and white blood cell numbers are important indicators of health and certain disease conditions.

These tests are used in providing essential diagnostic information, in monitoring ongoing conditions and in assessing fitness to undergo anaesthetic and surgical procedures.

Urine samples can be rapidly checked for indications of diabetes, kidney and other problems.

Microscopic examination of skin and hair samples will often provide specific diagnostic information.

When more specialised tests are needed we will refer directly to a veterinary laboratory with results returned by fax or e-mail.

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