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Our Laboratory
 

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Diagnostic Services

We offer a range of diagnostic services including Bacteriology, Mycology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Cytology, Parasitology, Toxicology, Urine analysis, Immunology, Endocrinology. These are available for our in house work and as well as for other local veterinary practices and collections.

BACTERIOLOGY

Antimicrobial susceptibility tests are performed for avians, reptiles, mammalians, dolphin and fish.

  • Antibiotic sensitivity test
  • Bacterial identification test
  • Blood culture
  • Salmonella culture
  • Shigella culture
  • Campylobacter culture
  • Coliform counts on water sample
  • Assess environmental contamination (exposed plates - colony counts and identification)

PARASITOLOGY

  • Direct and sugar flotation techniques to detect parasitic eggs, larvae etc. in faeces
  • Egg counts (McMaster technique) on faeces
  • Direct microscopy to detect flagellated protozoans and yeasts in crop contents
  • Skin scrapes

MYCOLOGY

Hair, skin, swabs and tissue biopsies can be submitted for isolation of fungal species. We have cultures available for :

  • Aspergillus species
  • Yeasts
  • Dermatophytes

URINE ANALYSIS

  • Dipstick for pH, Proteins, Glucose, Ketones, Bilirubin, RBC
  • Specific gravity using refractometer
  • Protein/creatinine ratio
  • Sediment analysis for presence of crystals, casts, inflammatory cells, bacteria
  • Bacteriology culture (on request)

BIOCHEMISTRY

Following profiles are available but can be customised as per client's needs:

Sodium, Chloride, Potassium, Ionised calcium, Total carbon dioxide, Urea, Creatinine, Glucose, Haemoglobin, Haematocrit are measured using I-stat dry chemistry analyser

IMMUNOLOGY

We offer a selection of rapid tests which utilise immuno- chromatography or ELISA methods to detect antigens/antibodies of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Ehrlichia
  • Feline FeLV/FIV
  • Feline Parvovirus
  • Feline Coronavirus
  • Giardia in canines and felines
  • Avian Newcastle Disease
  • Avian influenza

HAEMATOLOGY

  • Avian/Reptile/Mammalian complete blood counts (Haemoglobin, PCV, RBC, WBC)
  • Blood smear assessment (WBC - differentials, platelets, cell morphology, parasites)
  • Fibrinogen
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

ENDOCRINOLOGY

We offer a selection of hormone assays (ELISA) for different species:

  • Progesterone
  • FSH
  • Cortisol
  • TSH
  • T4
  • fT4

CYTOLOGY

We offer a selection of hormone assays (ELISA) for different species:

  • Gram's stain smears for bacterial characterisation
  • Ziehl Neelsen stain for detection of Mycobacteria
  • Modified Ziehl Neelsen stain for detection of Cryptosporidia
  • Rapid stain for detection of inflammatory cells, morphology, fungal elements