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Blood Chemistry and Analysis

Hershey Veterinary Hospital offers a full in house laboratory. In house blood work can be run for routine testing, emergency situations, or for pre anesthetic screening. Results are reviewed with clients prior to leaving from their scheduled appointment. Full panel results only take about 15 minutes and these rapid results can make a huge difference in emergency situations. We offer the following tests in house:

  • CBC/Diff
  • Chemistry 17 Profile
  • Electrolyte Profile
  • Thyroid
  • PT/PTT
  • HW/Lyme/Anaplasmosis/Ehrlichia
  • CPL
  • Leptosporosis
  • ProBNP

We utilize several reference laboratories that offer extended testing capabilities. Most reference laboratory tests will yield results within 24 hours. Owners receive a phone call from the doctor as soon as results are received in our office. Some more specialized tests can take 1–2 weeks for results to be received by our office.

In addition to our extensive in house blood work capabilities we offer the following tests in house as well:

  • Fecal Floatation
  • Urinalysis
  • Parvovirus Testing
  • Giardia Testing
  • Skin Scrape
  • Cytology
  • DTM Fungal Culture