SVIM

4420 Fern Ave
Shreveport, LA 71105

(318)218-5161

www.svimvet.com

Laboratory Services

 

Dr. Treadwell reviews all laboratory test pervuiosly run on the patient. She may collect samples during the consult and or recommend special tests. 

1.  CBC with manual differential and morphology - review of previous samples and review of new slides in the primary care hospital. 

2.  Serum Chemistries and Electrolytes

Including: cPL/fPL (pancreatitis), ammonia levels (liver function), cortisol, Total T4, Lactate, Magnesium, Creatine Kinase, Bile Acids, ACTH Stim, Low Dose/High Dose Dex Supression, ProBNP, Protein C, C reactive protein, and other specialized testing sent to reference laboratories. 

3.  Coagulation testing (PT/PTT/ACT)

4.  Arterial & Venous Blood Gas Analysis

5.  Cytologic evaluation of blood, aspirates, washes, spinal fluid, and biopsies. Dr. Treadwell screens every sample.  This allows rapid diagnosis of many diseases the same day.

6.  Slide Agglutination

7.  Cross Matching (canine and feline; blood typing also available)

8.  Urinalysis with sediment analysis (in-house culture and MIC available as well as UP:C)

Dr. Treadwell, works with veterinarians to stay current in using new testing to diagnose disease earlier. Early diagnosis means we can start treatments sooner.

 

Blastomyces organism from a skin mass on a dog.    Histoplasma fungus found in abdominal fluid of a dog.

 

 

Slide agglutination test.  This dog had intravascular IMHA and a strong positive SAT.