Understanding Your Pet's Blood and Urine Sample Tests

What Can Diagnostic Tests Reveal About Your Pet's Health?

Diagnostic tests are performed on fluid samples, (urine or blood) obtained from your pet as a strategy to understand how their body is working. As you can see from the brochure on diagnostic tests below, these tests provide information on whether your pet's body is functioning in the way that it is expected to. For most pets, their test results are within the normal range, indicating that they are healthy. For pets whose results are not within the normal range, your veterinarian will talk with you about what this means about your pet's health.

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Blood and Serum Tests

Your vet tells you that they want to take samples of blood and urine for test. These tests help the vet to understand what is happening inside your pet. Similar to humans, blood and uring samples can be tested to measure the function of the liver, heart, immune system, kidneys and other vital functions. Blood and urine tests are both cost-effective and efficient screening tests to check your pet's health. They provide a "snapshot" of your pet's inner health.

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy uses tubing and a diagnostic scope with a magnifier, to look inside your pet by entering through their mouth, nose or anus. This is an non-invasive way to identify what might be happening inside your pet, and is used when there is reason to suspect problems within the intestinal tract and respiratory system of your pet. The scope contains a fibreoptic light source and a camera. Everything the camera 'sees' is projected onto a monitor for us to see. This means we can see into the respiratory or gastrointestinal system.

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