Here at Aldeburgh vets, we have our own blood machine on site so we are able to run a range of blood tests on the spot in the practice, giving the results within as little as 20 minutes. This is a great help for very sick animals and even for routine health checks, it means very quickly we are able to diagnose or rule out problems without a long wait.
There are a huge number of laboratory tests available to us, hundreds, but it is not possible for us to run them all here at the practice. The tests that we can not run at the practice are sent via a courier the same day to an external lab. Depending on the test we will have the results back as quick as the next day or certainly within a week with the exception of very specialised tests.