Lafayette Veterinary Care Center has a full-service, in-house laboratory. In this lab, vet techs can detect infections, toxins, and other causes of disease. Labwork is the quickest, easiest, and least invasive way to diagnose a problem with your pet, so it is our first approach when getting to the bottom of your pet’s health issue.
Reap the Benefits of Our In-House Laboratory
Common Conditions Diagnosed Through Lab Work
- Blood Conditions – Blood conditions such as leukemia, low or high blood cell counts, and other infections can be detected through labwork.
- Skin Conditions – Our lab has the capacity to diagnose the cause of skin irritation as well as performing biopsies on skin samples.
- Parasites – One of the easiest ways to detect parasites is through labwork. If your pet has parasites, we will put them on a parasite medication.
- Organ Function – Labwork can indicate whether your pet’s organs, such as their liver and kidneys, are functioning the way they should be.
- Overall Wellness – Because our laboratory is conveniently located in-house, we include labwork as part of the overall wellness package for your pet.
Benefits of an In-House Laboratory
Speedy Results – Because our laboratory is located within our facility, we are able to get your results to you quickly. We typically provide results within one hour of taking a sample.
Expert Technicians – Lafayette Veterinary Care Center only hires the best of the best, so you can trust that the lab techs running your pet’s tests has a high level of expertise.
Routine Wellness – Because our lab is conveniently located in our hospital, we are able to incorporate labwork and chemistry panels into your pet’s regular wellness care.
Our facility is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. This means that Lafayette Veterinary Care Center uses only the highest quality equipment and provides state of the art care to the pets who visit us. Thanks to our status as an accredited animal hospital, you can rest assured that your pet is in the best hands possible when they need surgery. The American Animal Hospital Association has high standards for veterinary surgical care, and our ongoing accreditation ensures we meet or exceed these standards in every area.