On-Site Laboratories

On-site laboratories at both our Salinas and Menlo Park facilities allow us to provide rapid turn-around of lab tests, day and night — because in an emergency, timing can make all the difference. Chemistry panels, bacterial cultures and sensitivities, CBCs, cytology, blood-gas analyses and fecal examinations are all performed in-house.

  

We're equipped with the most up-to-date lab equipment, including:

   

  • CBC Machine — for complete blood counts to assess red blood cells and white blood cells

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  • Chemistry Machine — assesses organ function, electrolyte levels, and glucose levels

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  • Lactate Machine — used mainly to assess severity of colic episodes

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  • Electrolyte and Blood Gas Machine — to monitor vital values both in cases under anesthesia and ICU cases on fluids

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  • Fibrinogen Machine — accurately measures fibrinogen, a soluble protein in the plasma that is broken down to fibrin by the enzyme thrombin to form blood clots

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  • SAA Reader — detects and quantifies the biomarker serum amyloid A (SAA), which is a major, acute phase protein produced by the liver that rapidly and dramatically increases in response to inflammation caused by infection

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