We have high tech equipment to run most blood tests in-house. Our Idexx machines allows us to draw blood on a patient and get results within 30 minutes! This is very beneficial when dealing with sick patients. Not having to send blood to outside labs gives very accurate results and minimizes the risk of any lab errors. Certain types of tests have to be sent out; for this we utilize Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory or Idexx Reference Laboratories for their accurate results.
Our Idexx lab consist of the Catalyst® that will run organ tests (chemistries) as well as electrolytes (sodium, potassium and chloride). This is an advanced dry slide technology lab station that accurately can run multiple blood samples at once. Adana also owns a ProCyte Dx®. This hematology machine will run what is called a CBC (Complete Blood Count) with 26 parameters, it uses laser technology to count 50,000 cells per minute.
Our licensed veterinary technicians are well trained in performing full urinalysis, blood cell evaluations under the microscope (differentials), screening for parasite eggs in fecal samples, evaluation for presence of mites, yeast or bacteria on slides from skin or ear-and much more.
All the testing we do requires highly trained staff and expensive equipment that must be maintained properly. Our licensed veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants are crucial to make sure it’s all well taken care of.
Adana has a digital radiology suite with a brand-new high frequency unit (July 2019), providing us with high quality diagnostic X-ray images. The crisp imaging obtained is paramount in diagnosing many conditions. We submit the radiographs electronically to a board certified radiologist as needed for interpretation. In October 2018 Adana added a small ultrasound machine that is used for brief diagnostic scans of the chest and the abdomen, especially the bladder. Patients in need of a diagnostic ultrasound with a board certified radiologist will be referred as appropriate.