Glastonbury CT Vet

In-Clinic Blood Work - Equine Services

Pet/Animal Blood Work

Beckett & Associates offers in-clinic blood work for patients who are medically ill or will be undergoing an anesthetic procedure. Our technicians have the ability to run multiple tests on our in-house equipment so that our doctors are able to diagnose and treat many conditions before the patient leaves our care. Early detection can increase an animal's life span and prolong their health.

Complete Blood Count (CBC): This screen can help detect disorders of the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. A CBC may detect early signs of anemia, inflammation, infection and certain types of neoplasia.

Chemistry Panel: The chemistry panel looks at various protein and enzyme levels as well as basic electrolytes in the blood. It is a broad panel that looks at several organ values including: kidney, liver and pancreas. Many disease processes can cause increases in one or more of these values early on.

PT/PTT Test: This test looks at hemostasis (the ability of the blood to clot) by measuring the time it takes for blood to clot based on certain factors within the blood. It can be an important tool prior to surgery and during anticoagulant poisonings.

Quantitative Fibrinogen Level: This test allows us to measure fibrinogen levels in the clinic without having to send out and wait for results. Fibrinogen is a key inflammatory indicator in equine disease where excessive inflammation can be detrimental.

We also offer a huge range of send-out laboratory testing procedures.

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