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3619 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118

Veterinary Laboratory Services

Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital has an in-house laboratory so that we can perform many tests to diagnose your pet’s needs, with results in 15 minutes. Tests are used to determine if your pet is healthy enough for surgery and to guide us if extra support is needed, including adding additional medications, such as potassium, to your pet’s fluids.

Our in-house laboratory tests include:

  • Fecal float
  • Direct smear
  • Idexx Snap Giardia
  • Fecal stain
  • DTM culture
  • Urine dip stick
  • Urine specific gravity
  • Urine analysis
  • Blood glucose
  • Blood smear (CBC)
  • PCV/TS
  • White blood cell count
  • Platelet count
  • Idexx Snap 4dx heartworm (lyme, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis)
  • Heska heartworm
  • Idexx FeLV/FIV
  • Ear swab
  • Skin cytology
  • Impression smear
  • Skin scrape
  • FNA (fine needle aspirate)
  • Vaginal cytology
  • Electrolytes (NaCl, K)
  • Vet test chem (Alb, Alkp, ALT, AMLY, BUN, Ca, Crea, Urea, CHOL, GGT, Glu, Lipa, TBIL, TP, Glob, PHOS; capable of 26 different slides)

In addition to our in-house lab, we send many tests to Idexx Laboratory. A courier picks up specimens twice a day from Presidio Way so we can have test results the same day.

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