Pembrokeshire SA61 1BN
We are very excited to announce that we have replaced all our laboratory equipment with brand new state of the art analysers which enables us to continue to provide you with fast accurate results for all manner of health concerns and conditions.
Our latest piece of technology is an analyser which provides complete analysis of urine samples.
Meet the Idexx Sedivue DX
Urine samples may be required to help us to define the nature of many conditions.
It is useful to provide a sample of urine from your pet in the following circumstances.
The machine will take the urine sample, spin it down using it’s ‘on board’ centrifuge, analyse the constituent parts of the urine using a built in microscope and take 70 pictures of each sample. Then using artificial intelligence it compares each sample with 350 million stored images to find any abnormalities.!!
The image below shows a sample which contains crystals which, if left undetected can form into bladder stones.
Another machine, the UA analyser automatically reads and reports urine ‘dipstick’ results within 80 seconds. Dipsticks are really important in the diagnosis and management of diseases such as kidney disease and diabetes, picking up microscopic amounts of blood or sugar in the urine, meaning we can diagnose and treat conditions earlier and quicker.
If you would like to have your pet’s urine analysed either as part of a health check or because you have concerns, then please speak to one of our team or collect a sample pot and drop in a sample for testing.
Full analysis currently costs just £20 and results are available the same day.
How do I collect a urine sample from my pet?
Collecting a urine sample from your dog is quite straightforward. We have collection kits and sterile pots available at reception.
Wait until your dog starts to urinate and slip the collector underneath (for very small female dogs you can use a shallow clean dish)
Cats are a little more tricky - we can supply non absorbable litter which can be used in a litter tray, or you can visit the surgery where a sample can be taken with a needle by one of your vets.
Pemboke Dock Practice
London Road Shopping Mall,
Kingswood Trading Estate,
Tel: (01646) 622010
Fenton Veterinary Practice
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