Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…
We depend on laboratory testing and results to assess the internal physical wellness of our patients. With this intention, we use proactive and trend monitoring testing to better specifically direct our therapies for each individual. Your Marlboro Veterinarians use testing as a safety precaution for anesthetic events and procedures. These predictive tests and therapeutic response indicators help us judge the status of your pet’s health. Due to these tests, we can adjust and evaluate responses to our medical, dental and surgical planning.
With an innovative DNA-based test, now we can even tell you what combination of breeds make up your very special mutt. Find out more about the Wisdom Panel™ MX Breed Analysis.
Laboratory testing can be performed in our hospital. Additionally, for a more urgent and immediate need, patients could receive results in as little as 15 minutes. Our reference laboratory is available with twice daily sample submission for more “baseline” types of testing. Additionally, specialized testing for disorders such as hormonal, metabolic, infectious disease and vaccination status.
The American Animal Hospital Association recommends that dogs and cats get agreed upon standard testing. Consequently, reaching middle age, pets should undergo baseline blood testing and urine evaluations at least annually and twice yearly for our senior “kids”. Our first baseline testing is usually performed at the reproductive neutering surgery. Most cats and dogs are considered adults at one year of age and fully grown at two years of age.
Other types of important routine laboratory testing can include parasite control monitoring. Furthermore, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recommends twice yearly parasite testing to control parasites in our pets as well as concern for zoonotic transmission: transmitted to the other end of the clean-up committee: us!