Laboratory Services

TLC Animal Hospital Offers In-House Laboratory Services

Because animals cannot tell how they feel or where it hurts, veterinarians must rely on other methods to detect the source of problems. Laboratory testing can provide detailed information on what’s going on in your pet's body, so proper care can begin immediately. At TLC Animal Hospital in El Paso, TX, we offer in-house testing to help the veterinarian get to the source of your pet’s health problem quickly and accurately.

Veterinarian treating a dogTests We Offer

Our in-house laboratory capability helps to provide more timely care for animals and helps to reduce stress on owners, who want to know what's wrong with their pet and want to supply relief as soon as possible.  Some of the most common tests we use for diagnosis include:

  • Urinalysis & UPC measurement
  • CBC
  • Blood chemistry
  • Electrolyte panel
  • Heartworm testing
  • FIV & FeLV testing
  • Ehlichia, Anaplasma & Lyme testing
  • Coagulation testing
  • Pancreatitis testing
  • Thyroid testing
  • Phenobarbital blood levels
  • Resting cortisol levels
  • Fructosamine levels
  • ProBNP cardiac biomarker screening
  • Bile acids
  • Cytology
  • Skin mite detection
  • Ringworm culture

Specialized Tests Are Also Available

In addition, specialized testing may be necessary to provide additional information on particular aspects of an animal's condition. Sample may be sent to reputable outside labs for detailed analysis:

  • Biopsy analysis
  • Fecal parasite screening
  • Hormone panels
  • Fungal serology
  • Other tests

Conditions That Can Be Detected By Testing

In-house testing allows your El Paso veterinarian to diagnose problems like urinary infections, intestinal parasites, blood sugar fluctuations and skin disorders quickly. In addition, comprehensive blood tests can detect chemical disruptions in the animal’s blood that could indicate heart, kidney or liver disorders. Cytology tests can analyze growths for signs of cancer. These results can indicate serious health conditions that require immediate and ongoing treatment to keep your pet functioning well. In-house testing can also tell the vet information about medication efficacy and the need to change dosages

Make TLC Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in El Paso, TX

Dr. Dashley and Dr. Lara are dedicated to the care of animals in El Paso, TX and surrounding communities. We are a full-service veterinary facility, offering exams, preventive care, dental care, surgery, orthopedic care, boarding, daycare and exotic animal care. Call TLC Animal Hospital today at 915-592-6200 for an appointment to learn about the testing that can aid in the diagnosis of illnesses and help keep your pet healthy at every age.


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    Great service and they are always very nice. When you have an appointment scheduled your pet is seen promptly and the visit is quick but thorough. Affordable as well

    Philonna J.

    Excellent staff, great veterinarians and very reasonable prices. Highly recommended!

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    Great place with great staff. They care about for animals and you. If you are respectful, then you week have a great time. Been here for quite a range of services offered and every time, they are cordial and it's great.

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    Although it was a very sad moment for us, They treated us with great respect. Very much appreciated.

    Armando Q.

    The best exotic vet in town. Took one of my guinea pigs to a vet here and was so happy with the customer service and knowledge. It’s just a shame I didn’t hear about this place sooner when my other guinea pig had ringworm. Just got a puppy and will be calling to make an appointment for him, I know he will get the best care here.

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