Veterinary Services

Cat Laboratory at Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital in West Hartford, CT

Discover essential disease screenings at our in-house laboratory. Ensure your cat’s health and well-being at Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital.

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Ensuring Your Cat’s Well-being with Our In-House Laboratory

At Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of proactive care for your beloved feline companion. Our in-house cat laboratory is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to provide comprehensive screenings for common conditions such as diabetes, Feline Leukemia (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, and urinary tract infections. We also use an outside laboratory for additional testing as needed.

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Routinely Screened Conditions


Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder in cats, and early detection is crucial for effective management. Our laboratory can quickly assess your cat’s blood sugar levels to determine if diabetes is present.

Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

These viral infections can significantly impact a cat’s immune system. Regular screenings allow us to detect these diseases early on, enabling us to provide appropriate care and management.

Kidney Disease

Cats are prone to kidney issues as they age. Our laboratory can evaluate kidney function through blood tests, helping us monitor and manage this condition effectively.

Liver Disease

Liver disease can have various causes and symptoms. Our lab tests can help identify liver problems early, leading to timely interventions and improved outcomes.


Anemia, a decrease in red blood cells, can indicate underlying health issues such as infections or nutritional deficiencies. Our laboratory can assess your cat’s red blood cell count to detect anemia.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

UTIs can be painful and lead to more severe complications if left untreated. Our laboratory can detect the presence of bacteria or other abnormalities in your cat’s urine, aiding in prompt treatment.

Benefits of Our Cat Laboratory

  1. Convenience: With our in-house laboratory, our veterinary team can conduct tests and obtain results quickly, often within the same visit. This means faster diagnoses and treatment plans for your cat.
  2. Accuracy: Our advanced equipment ensures precise and reliable test results, enabling us to make informed decisions about your cat’s health.
  3. Comprehensive Care: By routinely screening for a range of conditions, we can proactively manage your cat’s health and address any issues before they become serious.
  4. Early Detection: Many feline diseases can be asymptomatic in the early stages. Our screenings can catch these conditions early when treatment is most effective.

When to Consider Cat Laboratory Testing

Regular screenings at our in-house laboratory are recommended for cats of all ages, especially for senior cats and those with underlying health conditions. If your cat displays symptoms such as increased thirst, changes in appetite, lethargy, or unusual behavior, it may be time to consider laboratory testing. Additionally, if your cat has been diagnosed with a chronic illness, regular monitoring through laboratory tests is essential for effective management.

At Cats Limited Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for your feline companion. Our in-house cat laboratory is just one of the many ways we strive to ensure the health and happiness of our patients. Contact us today to schedule a screening or learn more about our services.