Treating a Variety of Health Cases with Pet Diagnostics

For pets that are healthy, sick, or somewhere in between, our pet diagnostic tools give us the ability to screen or diagnose our patients more accurately. At our hospital in Livonia, our doctors and technicians have immediate access to advanced testing and imaging technology to provide timely, high-quality medicine in almost any situation. Non-urgent and urgent cases alike benefit from our testing abilities and the valuable health information they provide. Our off-site laboratories include IDEXX reference laboratories and Antech Diagnostics for both routine and specialty lab tests.

Call our team today at (734) 464-6281 for a consultation visit at our practice.

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What Our On-Site Lab Offers

Lab testing is just one way that we can provide early disease detection and help our patients live longer lives. Levan Road Veterinary Hospital has extensive lab testing available for just about any situation. Some of our testing options include:

  • T-4 (thyroid testing)
  • Comprehensive chemistry panels
  • Cortisol (Cushing's disease)
  • PT, aPTT (clotting testing)
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Urinalysis with IDEXX SediVue Dx

While-You-Wait Snap Testing

We also offer various while-you-wait snap tests:

  • Parvo
  • Spec cPL + Spec fPL
  • Feline Leukemia, FIV, Feline Heartworm
  • 4DX+(heartworm and tick screen including Lyme disease)

Healthy pets benefit from yearly parasite screening (heartworm and fecal tests) to make sure they’re parasite-free. For pets that may or currently have a condition such as diabetes, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, or another chronic disorder, we can diagnose and monitor these issues and work with owners to treat them. We can also send specialty tests to MSU, Texas A&M, Minnesota, Kansas State, and University of Tennessee.

Viewing Pets Internally with Digital X-Ray

Digital X-ray is an efficient, cutting-edge tool that allows us to view your pet’s bones and other internal organs in remarkable detail. It produces high-contrast images that can help us check for:

  • Broken bones
  • Joint problems
  • Heart and lung disease
  • Limb deformities
  • Tumors
  • Foreign bodies
  • Dental disease
  • ...and more

Another advantage of digital X-ray is that we can take multiple images quickly with less need for sedation or time spent trying to position your pet. Therefore, X-ray procedures take less time and are less stressful for our patients.

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Viewing Pets Internally with Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very useful diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Oftentimes, it is used when radiographs (X-rays) or bloodwork show an area of concern that needs to be investigated further. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look inside of organs. It is a non-invasive and non-painful way to find out more about what is going on inside the body. Ultrasound is safe and has no known risks. It can help identify masses, diseases, bladder stones, and gallstones that might go undetected otherwise. It can also be used to help obtain a fine needle aspirate of a lesion or mass, or to help drain fluid from the abdomen or chest cavity. It can also be used to examine neonates of pregnant animals.

Routine Diagnostics are Important for Pets of All Ages

With yearly diagnostic checkups, we can make sure that your pet is healthy inside and out. A physical exam alone cannot give us the information we need to properly screen your pet for illness or identify any underlying issues. Regardless of their age, your pet should remain on a regular schedule (as recommended by their veterinarian) for their exams and blood work.

Is your pet due for their comprehensive checkup? Call us today at (734) 464-6281  to schedule an appointment.