Summary of Tests

This is the full range of standard tests, if there is a test you require that is not listed please contact us.


  • Fine needle aspirate biopsies (FNAB)
  • Impression smears
  • Surface scrapings
  • Discharges (e.g. vaginal, nasal, aural)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavages (BAL) and tracheal washes (TW)
  • Nasal flushes, prostatic washes & cystic/pseudocystic fluids
  • Abdominal, thoracic, pericardial and joint fluids (reports include nucleated cell counts and protein levels)
  • Bone marrow cytology
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Ophthalmic cytology e.g. meibum smears, corneal and conjunctival scrapes, aqueocentesis, and FNAB (orbital, intraocular, eyelid)


  • Urine cytology
  • Urine protein/creatinine ratio (UPC)
  • Full urinalysis (urine stix, urine specific gravity and urine cytology)
  • Aerobic culture (includes isolation, identification and sensitivity)


  • Soft tissue
  • Bony tissue
  • Ophthalmic pathology


  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood smear examination
  • Manual platelet count
  • Manual reticulocyte count
  • Buffy coat smear examination


  • Prothrombin Time (PT)
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
  • Prothrombin Time (PT) + Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)


  • Canine Direct Coombs Test
  • Feline Direct Coombs Test


  • Dynamic bile acids test (fasting and two hours post-prandial)
  • Bile Acids (single)
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol
  • Creatinine
  • Microprotein



  • Aerobic culture
    Includes isolation, identification and sensitivity
    e.g. nasal, superficial skin, genital tract, urine
  • Aerobic and anaerobic culture
    Includes aerobic and anaerobic isolation with aerobic identification and sensitivity
    e.g. deep draining sinuses, abscesses, lung tissue, corneal swabs


  • General fungal culture
  • Dermatophyte (ringworm) culture