Owner’s Guide for Bloodwork

CTH Stim Test

If your pet has been on Lysodren, do NOT give pill the morning of testing. If your pet is on Vectoryl, give medication in the AM and testing must be scheduled 4-6 hours post pill. This testing generally takes 2-3 hours.

Bile Acid Profile

Your pet will need to fast for approximately 12 hours prior to the test. Please take away the food at 7pm the night before your scheduled appointment. We will be feeding your pet canned food for the test. If there is a special food you would like him or her to have feel free to bring that with you. Otherwise, we feed Hill’s Science Diet.

Glucose Curve

The morning of your appointment do not give your pet his/her breakfast or dose of insulin. Please bring his/her insulin along with you as well as the breakfast that he/she is used to eating.

LDDT

(Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression test) No need to fast pet before appointment.

This test consists of several blood draws though out the day. Generally here for 8-9 hours.

Phenobarbital Level

It is recommended that your pet fast for 8-12 hours prior to the test.

Your appointment should be scheduled so that it is 6-8 hours after the morning dose of medication.

Potassium Bromide Level

It is recommended that your pet fast for 8-12 hours prior to the test. Your appointment should be scheduled so that it is 6-8 hours after the morning dose of medication.

Renal Profile

No fasting is required for this test. Please bring a urine specimen from your pet with you when you come. Use any clean container that is available to you to collect the urine in. If you are unable to collect a sample at home, we may collect urine from your pet at the hospital.

Thyroid Level

No fasting is required for this test. It is recommended for dogs that the test be scheduled 4-6 hours after the morning medication.

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Please note that our phones are turned off at 7 pm Monday-Friday
but our office doors are open until 8 pm.

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