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In-House Laboratory

Learn more about our laboratory

At Alma Veterinary Hospital we have our own in-house laboratory where we are able to run many blood tests, urine tests and analyse various other samples under a microscope. When running samples in-house, often we are able to take a sample from your pet and provide you with the results within 30 minutes, depending on the tests required.

For more in-depth and specialist laboratory testing we send samples obtained from your pet to an appropriate external laboratory. Results from these laboratories commonly return to us within 3-7 working days, however, depending on the test required these can take longer. Once the results are received the Veterinary Surgeon associated with your pet's care will call you directly to discuss the results and next steps.

We are able to perform a wide range of tests in house, including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Electrolyte and blood gas measurement
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology
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