Outside Laboratory Services

Many diagnostic tests require specialized machines, and may involve additional processing; in these cases, we send samples to large, outside laboratories.  Results for many of these tests will be available within 24 hours, but some can take up to a week. Histopathology (biopsy) results are typically expected within 3-5 days.

If you plan to travel to Hawaii or travel internationally with your pet, specialized tests may be required, including a test of your pet’s immunity to rabies virus.  Requirements vary by location, but it may take several weeks to receive results, and some pets will need additional vaccinations or treatments. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we may ensure that all the requirements can be met before you depart.