Written by Vasiliki A. Ntavlourou, BMV, GPCert(ExAP), MRCVS.
Our clinic is equipped with the latest and most advanced blood machines. We offer biochemistry and haematology blood analysis with our LEISER CYTE and VET TEST IDEXX blood analysers. This allows prompt results especially in emergency cases.
For more specialized blood tests (hormonological, urological, blood cultures etc), we use reliable external specialized laboratories.
For our histopathology (biopsies/mass removals) and very specific laboratory examinations, samples are taken and sent to our long standing cooperative laboratory in the UK (NATIONWIDE LEEDS LABORATORY).
For the diagnosis of endemic diseases (Leishmaniosis, Ehrlichiosis, Heart Worm disease etc), we do not perform IN HOUSE SPEED testing, as in my experience, there is a risk of unreliability and invalid results. For this purpose, we use a reliable external local laboratory which enables us to have fast, accurate and safe results.
Speed snap tests are only used for the emergency diagnosis of Parvovirus disease.
For the microscopic examination of faecal, skin, urine and blood samples, our clinic is euquipped with an up to date Microscope which is also supported by PC camera which enables the owner to observe the microscopic results.
The following video is an example of microscopic examination of a blood sample where we detected Microfilariae ( Heart Worms).