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A clinical laboratory is a diagnostic unit, where different studies of blood, urine, feces, among others, are carried out. These laboratories are under the responsibility of veterinary clinical pathologists and laboratory technicians, who perform the tests and issue an interpretation, which is an important support for clinicians to corroborate or discard their presumptive diagnoses.
At VETME Veterinary Hospital we have our own clinical laboratory which helps us speed up the obtaining of results, which has the capacity to carry out the following studies:
• Hemogram (Hematic Biometry): This study helps us count and analyze the different types of blood cells.
• Blood chemistry: This test allows evaluating the functioning and structure of different organs through the measurement of different analytes found in the blood, it also allows confirming or ruling out the different diagnoses, as well as evaluating the response to the implemented treatments.
• Urinalysis: Or also called urinalysis, which is divided into 3 different sections;
- Physical analysis: Helps determine that physical characteristics (appearance, color, odor) are normal.
- Chemical analysis: In this section the existence of biochemical and cellular compounds is evaluated.
- Microscopic analysis: The presence of cells and crystals of different chemical compositions is analyzed that over time can cause different problems in the health of patients.
• Coproparasitoscopic: It consists of the analysis of the feces of the patients, in order to determine the presence of parasites or intestinal bacteria, the characteristics of these are also evaluated, such as;
- Shape and consistency.
- Presence of blood.
- Presence of mucus.
• Skin scrapings: It consists of obtaining a sample of skin cells from patients so that it can be analyzed and detect the presence of disease-causing microorganisms, such as mites, dermatophytes, bacteria, among others.
• Cytologies: It is the analysis of fluids and secretions of the body by studying the cells that make up a sample under a microscope, the presence of signs of inflammation, infection, bleeding or neoplasms can be detected.
• SDMA test (Symmetric dimethylarginine). This biomarker helps detect and stage kidney disease (kidney problems) much earlier than other laboratory tests, as well as can reflect other disease processes that affect the kidneys.
• Immunological ELISA tests for the detection of canine distemper, canine parvovirus, feline leukemia / AIDS, feline coronavirus, feline panleukopenia, among others.
Questions or comments about our services please contact the Laboratory area at 55 5211 7938.