What's the Difference Between Our Lab Tests vs Standard Veterinary Industry Tests?

What’s the Difference Between Our Lab Tests vs Standard Veterinary Industry Tests?

At Affordable Pet Labs, we’re working to move the veterinary industry into the next level of high-value care. Our goal is simple: to make lab testing more convenient and stress-free for pets and pet owners, and step in and help busy veterinary clinics by taking on some of their lab work for them.

What is the Basic Health Assessment?

The Basic Health Assessment is a complete test pets can have semiannually or annually. This universal test provides us with a broad view of your pet’s condition; it lets us know how they’re doing and screens for potential health problems. We recommend the Basic Health test for puppies before their spay or neuter surgery, and it can be used annually going forward to monitor organ function and detect signs of disease.

Our Basic Health Assessment includes:

  • Blood chemistries
    • Kidney function
    • Liver function
    • Blood sugar level
    • Electrolytes and fluid balance
    • Proteins
  • Complete blood cell count (CBC)
    • Hemogram
    • White blood cells
    • Platelets and reticulocytes
  • Heartworm antigen test
  • Fecal test (intestinal parasite exam)

What is the Total Health Assessment?

The Total Health Assessment is a step up from our Basic Health Assessment, and it’s the most comprehensive organ analysis and disease detection panel we offer. This assessment comprises over 50 essential tests to screen your pet for underlying diseases and determine their current health status.

Our Total Health Assessment includes:

  • Blood chemistries
    • Kidney function
    • Liver function
    • Thyroid hormone
    • Blood sugar
    • Pancreas
    • Electrolytes and fluid balance
    • Proteins
    • Calcium, phosphorus
    • Cholesterol, triglycerides
  • Complete blood cell count (CBC)
    • Hemogram
    • White blood cells
    • Platelets, reticulocytes
    • Blood parasites
  • Heartworm antigen test
  • Fecal test (intestinal parasite exam
  • Kidney disease early detection (SDMA – Symmetric dimethylarginine)

How Our Tests Compare with What’s Provided at Most Veterinary Clinics

Our Basic Health Assessment and Total Health Assessment are ecomparable to the veterinary industry standard Adult Panel and Senior Panel, but they have some key differences.

Our Tests are More Comprehensive

At Affordable Pet Labs, we take our testing capabilities further and customize our panels to include additional values that exceed industry standards:

  • Heartworm antigen test
  • Kidney disease early detection (SDMA)
  • Fecal test

These added values make our tests much more comprehensive, so they provide more information about your pet’s overall health.

Our Tests are Much More Affordable

Every pet owner knows that lab tests are expensive. Our tests are much more affordable than standard tests, especially with their additional values.

Our Tests Make Bloodwork Less Stressful for Pets

Instead of having to schedule an appointment, drive your pet to the vet, and sit in a busy lobby, your pet can have their testing performed in the comfort of your home. That means less stress and anxiety, and a faster, easier testing experience for them and you.

Why Should You Trust Our Tests?

Affordable Pet Labs is run by veterinarians and veterinary technicians. That means we use the same licensed laboratories as your pet’s regular veterinarian; therefore, you can be assured that you’re getting the most accurate and trusted results.

To learn more about the tests we offer, click here. We also invite you to contact us if you have any questions about our tests and ordering process that are not covered in our FAQ

May 02, 2022 — InTouch Practice Communications