On Site Pathology
Sometimes speed is very important when determining what is going on with a sick patient. With in-house blood analysis machines and a variety of bedside tests we can get blood results within 10 minutes to an hour. This can mean the difference between life and death and can allow correct treatment to be started immediately.
Our surgery can perform complete blood counts, giving us information on red blood cells, white blood cells and pcv, and biochemistry analysis (assesses kidney, liver, muscle etc), within 1/2 hour of sample collection. We can analyse urine samples while you wait. Fine needle aspirates of lumps or fluid are stained and examined under a microscope on site as well.
Having in house diagnostics means that we can get results and start treatments quickly, this is especially important over a weekend when courier services are unavailable to transport samples to Brisbane.