DEXX VetAutoread Hematology Analyzer offers comprehensive answers in minutes, by providing thorough screening, presurgical testing and general health checkups in-house.

The Complete Blood Count, or CBC, shows the hydration status, anemia, infection, blood clotting ability and immune system response. A CBC is essential for dog that have symptoms like fever, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, pale gums or loss of appetite. If your dog needs surgery, a CBC can also detect bleeding disorders or other unseen abnormalities. It is very important to diagnose tick fever based on platelet count.

 A Complete Blood Count provides detailed information including:

Hematocrit (HCT): This test measures the percentage of red blood cells to detect anemia and hydration

Hemoglobin and mean corpulscular hemoglobin concentration (Hb and MCHC): These are the oxygen-carrying pigments of red blood cells

White blood cell count (WBC): This test measures the body’s immune cells. Increases or decreases in the WBC indicate certain diseases or infections

Granulocytes and lymphocytes/monocytes (GRANS and L/M): These are specific types of white blood cells

Eosinophils (EOS): These are a specific type of white blood cells that may indicate allergic or parasitic conditions

Platelet count (PLT): This test measures cells that form blood clots

Reticulocytes (RETICS): These are are immature red blood cells. High levels indicate regenerative anemia

Fibrinogen (FIBR): This test provides important information about blood clotting. High levels may indicate a dog is 30 to 40 days pregnant

Blood serum tests, evaluate a dog’s organ function, electrolyte status, hormone levels and more. These tests are important to evaluating the health of older dogs, dogs with signs of vomiting, diarrhea or toxin exposure, as well as dogs receiving long-term medications and general health before anesthesia.

Kidney function test

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN): This test determines kidney function. An increased level is called azotemia and can be caused by kidney, liver and heart disease as well as urethral obstruction, shock or dehydration

Creatinine (CREA): This test reveals kidney function and helps distinguish between kidney and non-kidney causes of elevated BUN

Liver function test

Total protein: This test indicates hydration status and provides additional information about the liver, kidneys and infectious diseases

Albumin (ALB): This is a serum protein that helps evaluate hydration, hemorrhage and intestinal, liver and kidney disease

Globulin (GLOB): This is a blood protein that often increases with chronic inflammation and certain disease states

Alanine aminotansferase (ALT): This test may determine active liver damage, but does not indicate the cause

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST): Increases in this test may indicate liver, heart or skeletal muscle damage

Total bilirubin (TBIL):Elevations in this test may indicate liver or hemolytic disease. This test helps identify bile duct problems and certain types of anemia

Pancras function

Amylase (AMYL): Elevations in this test indicate pancreatitis or kidney disease

Lipase (LIP): Lipase is an enzyme that may indicate pancreatitis

Orthopedic disorders
  • Calcium (Ca): Changes in the normal level of this test can indicate a variety of diseases. Tumors, hyperparathyroidism, kidney disease, and low albumin are just a few of the conditions that alter serum calcium
  • Phosphorus (PHOS): Elevations in this test are often associated with kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and bleeding disorders
  • Alkaline phosphatase (ALKP): Elevations in this test may indicate liver damage, Cushing’s disease or active bone growth in a young dog
Electolyte disorder
  • Sodium (Na):Sodium is an electrolyte often lost with signs of vomiting, diarrhea, kidney disease and Addison’s disease. This test helps indicate hydration status
  • Chloride (Cl):Chloride is an electrolyte that is typically lost with symptoms like vomiting or illnesses such as Addison’s disease. Elevations often indicate dehydration
  • Potassium (K):This is an electrolyte typically lost with symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or excessive urination. Increased levels may indicate kidney failure, Addison’s disease, dehydration or urethral obstruction. High levels can lead to cardiac arrest
  • Cholesterol (CHOL):This test is used to supplement diagnosis of hypothyroidism, liver disease, Cushing’s disease and diabetes mellitus
  • Gamma Glutamy transferase (GGT):This is an enzyme that indicates liver disease or corticosteroid excess
  • Glucose (GLU):Glucose is a blood sugar. Elevated levels may indicate diabetes mellitus. Low levels can cause collapse, seizures or coma
  • Thyroxine (T4):Thyroxine is a thyroid hormone. Decreased levels often signal hypothyroidism in dogs