Blood Tests for Cats
We offer the most up to date in-house blood analysis machines. This allows our veterinarians to get results in under an hour and the ability to discuss with our clients the result on the same day. More specific blood testing may be sent to an outside laboratory; these tests may take longer to receive results.
Why are blood tests important for my cat’s health?
It is important to perform blood tests on your cat as this can test for early signs of diseases such as liver and kidney disease. Running bloodwork in-house can provide our veterinarians with valuable information about your cat’s health status. If you have any specific questions regarding blood testing for your cat, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
How long does it take to get blood test results?
In-house can be received in less than an hour. However, more specific blood testing is sent to an outside laboratory and can take an average of 2-3 business days to receive completed results.
How should I prepare my cat for their blood tests?
Generally, no special preparation is required. If certain tests are required which special instructions, our medical staff will be sure to notify you of these requirements.
How often should blood tests be done?
Our medical staff recommends for a wellness blood panel to be performed yearly as this can catch any early stages of liver or kidney disease. If bloodwork returns normal, this is great news and can provide a normal baseline to compare to if your cat becomes ill.