Serving Greater Los Angeles
Mobile Veterinary Care
Home Diagnostic Testing
What testing can be done at home?
Depending on the vehicle utilized and equipment carried by the 911 VETS Network veterinarian Provider, a wide array of testing is possible at home. Certain test results are actually more accurate due the fact that the stress of transport and unfamiliar surroundings is not a factor. Stress, rough handling, self-trauma, chasing will all cause changes in laboratory tests. For example, cats will reflexively increase their blood sugar levels when frightened. This is important when attempting to regulate a diabetic cat. A blood glucose daytime, nighttime or even a 24-hour curve can be obtained with little or no stress to a cat at home by a trained, 911 VETS Technician Provider. In addition to a wide array of blood and urine testing, 911 VETS can perform microscopic evaluation of collected samples, blood pressure monitoring, diagnostic ultrasound, and if necessary x-ray studies can be performed by a Mobile Hospital Provider.
Remember, all diagnostic testing must be ordered by a veterinarian.