Lab & Equipment
Pet Hospital in Potomac, MD
With our advanced laboratory, most blood analysis can be run during your pet’s appointment, eliminating the need for referrals or follow up visits.
A complete blood count takes just 60 seconds and can determine signs of infection and blood disorders, while our blood chemistry machines can aide in quickly diagnosing kidney, liver and other metabolic disorders.
Endocrine and Electrolytes can be evaluated in minutes in case of emergencies. We have multiple machines to back up and compare results. Our extensive lab aids our staff in providing the best care you can ask for your beloved pet.
EQUIPMENT & USE
ABAXIS VET SCAN CLASSIC
State of the art analyzer that allows quick (< 15 minutes) comprehensive blood profiles on the minutest amounts of blood (100 microliters). A variety of chemistry and electrolyte profiles provide comprehensive diagnostics for a broad range of species, situations and conditions.
IDEXX CATALYST DX
Runs blood work in less time than it takes to prepare a sample for an outside laboratory. It can run multiple samples simultaneously. Automatically generates results saved to the patient’s electronic medical record.
IDEXX PROCYTE DX HEMATOLOGY ANALYZER
The first and only in-house hematology analyzer that combines three cutting-edge technologies for accurate results in just two minutes. Dot plots generated as a visual representation of the complete blood count (CBC) for easy interpretation and validation of results. View comprehensive results, including an advanced five-part white blood cell differential, absolute reticulocyte count, presence of band neutrophils and nucleated red blood cells (nRBCs) as well as body fluid analysis.
SNAP SHOT DX ANALYZER
The SNAPshot Dx Analyzer can read two SNAP devices at the same time, and you don’t have to wait for the results. This analyzer reads the test results for you at the appropriate time and automatically downloads them into the patient’s record. All test results are in one place for a clearer look at the patient’s health status. This analyzer not only gives answers within minutes, but the integrated diagnostic report allows us to make treatment decisions and begin care before the patient’s leave the hospital.
SNAP PRO MOBILE DEVICE
This device runs the 4DX tests which checks for heartworms, as well as, 3 tick born diseases. It is important to run this test annually. Heartworms can be fatal if untreated. The tick born diseases are Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. All can be treated as long as they are detected.