Laboratory

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital

289 Torrington Road
Litchfield, CT 06759

(860)567-1622

litchfieldvet.com

Laboratory 

Our modern and fully equipped on site laboratory gives us instant access to important information regarding your pet's condition.  We use both our comprehensive "in house" laboratory and also outside laboratories to perform a comprehensive range of sophisticated tests to meet the varied needs of our patients.  When immediate results are needed for prompt diagnosis we have the capability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests in a matter of minutes.  

Our in house laboratory facility provides for:

  • hematology
  • serum chemistry
  • electrolytes
  • blood gas analysis
  • serology
  • urinalysis
  • parasite detection

Our Heska Element i is an immunodiagnostics analyzer that allows us to measure T4, TSH and cortisol levels.

Our Heska Element HT5 Hematology machine allows us to perform: Our I-Stat machine allows us to monitor:
  • a complete blood count
  • platelet counts
  • differentials within minutes
  • electrolytes
  • coagulation abnormalities
  • perform blood gas analysis


The Heska Element DC chemistry machine allows us to use blood testing to help identify organ dysfunction within minutes.  
We utilize outside high quality commercial testing laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.