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Reptiles + Diagnosis

  • The complete blood count (CBC) assesses different parameters of the cells in the blood including total number, appearance, size, and shape. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets comprise the cellular component of the blood. Changes in the red blood cells can affect oxygen delivery from the lungs to the blood. Changes in the white blood cells can indicate infection, inflammation, and cancer. Platelets are needed for adequate blood clotting so decreased numbers can raise concern for spontaneous bleeding.

  • Having your pet properly prepared for a blood test helps to ensure that the results are as accurate and reliable as possible. Preparation for these two types of tests is slightly different. Your veterinarian will give you specific instructions before your appointment. It is important that you follow these instructions exactly to ensure accurate test results.

Royal Ford Veterinary Hospital
610 Ford Drive, Unit 3
Oakville, Ontario L6J 7V7
Phone: 905-337-1880

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed