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Diagnostics

Diagnostics

Diagnostics

Touhy Animal Hospital has the capability to perform various blood tests, pre-anesthetic bloodwork and other types of testing onsite instead of sending samples to an outside lab. This saves time, money and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Bloodwork
  • Biopsies
  • Heartworm tests
  • Parvovirus testing
  • Fecal testing
  • Blood sugar measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • EKG and ECG
  • Urinalysis
  • Allergy testing
  • DNA testing

Veterinary X-Ray and Ultrasound

X-rays and ultrasounds are great diagnostic tools in veterinary care. We use them at Touhy Animal Hospital to find out what’s happening inside your pet’s body in a noninvasive way. Radiography allows us to visualize bone, cartilage, foreign objects and some kinds of tumors. Ultrasound is more useful in seeing inside of the organs and detecting soft tissue pathology such as tumors, liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease, cancer and other degenerative disease of the organs.

Certain kinds of pet kidney and urinary bladder stones do not show up with x-rays but are very evident with ultrasounds. As is commonly known, ultrasound is a very accurate diagnostic tool in determining pregnancy at as early as 18 to 21 days after conception. Later in pregnancy, ultrasound can be used to monitor the viability of fetuses prior to parturition. Ultrasound can also be used to guide a needle into a diseased organ or a tumor to get a small sample of tissue. This helps us diagnose the disease that is affecting the patient.

While we do offer an extensive range of onsite testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.

If you have any questions about these services, or if would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 847-268-3828 or make an appointment online.