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In-House Laboratory

Ensure Your Pet’s Health

Blue Cross Animal Hospital offers a wide range of laboratory services. Our in-house lab enables us to run CBC’s (Complete Blood Count) and Chemistry Profiles with same-day results. CBC’s differentiate the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets and indicate signs of anemia, possible infections, and platelet clotting issues.

A Chemistry Profile gives us kidney and liver values, electrolytes levels, and blood glucose, in addition to other important blood values related to organ function. With these lab machines, we can also offer preoperative blood panels, helping us to assess anesthetic safety and protocols.

Other laboratory tests we offer:

  • Feline Leukemia/FIV
  • Heartworm/Lyme/Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichia
  • Canine Pancreatic Lipase
  • Blood Clotting
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal Parasitology and Cytology
  • Ear and Skin Cytology
  • Skin Scraping
  • Dermal Fungal Cultures
  • DNA Tests

We also utilize an outside lab to run more specific laboratory tests, such as: more extensive blood panels, thyroid levels, cortisol levels, bacterial culture and sensitivity, cytology, and histopathology. Our wide range of laboratory services assist our doctors in diagnosing your pet, helping provide the best care possible.

Learn More

For more information on our in-house lab services or to schedule your pet for testing, call us at (612) 822-2149 or stop by our Minneapolis location!