The Scarborough Animal Hospital provides complete laboratory services. Laboratory testing is an important tool in the diagnostic process, both in finding the cause of health problems and monitoring treatment and recovery. The hospital is well equipped with the latest in Idexx veterinary diagnostic equipment, as well as using the best outside laboratories for advanced testing. Serum chemistry, hematology (blood counts), endocrinology (hormones), urinalysis, cytology, DNA testing, culture, and parasite exams are among the tests performed on a daily basis.
The in-house lab routinely performs blood tests to screen pets for heartworm, lyme disease and other tick-born diseases, Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV), and Feline Infectious Virus (FIV). With the in-house lab, rapid results are available for diagnostic use.