Northcote Plaza Veterinary Clinic

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology involves the laboratory evaluation of blood, fluids or body tissues in order to identify existing disease. Common laboratory tests include blood chemistries, complete blood counts, blood clotting times, urinalysis, faecal tests, biopsy examination, cultures and infectious disease testing.

Our animal hospital uses an external laboratory that allows our veterinarians to quickly perform many of these diagnostic tests to achieve an accurate and rapid diagnosis. 

Specialised testing may take 12-24 hours for blood results or anywhere from 2-14 days for biopsy results, depending on the nature of the test being performed. Generally you will be contacted with the results as soon as we receive them..