Diagnosing health issues requires the ability to perform a wide range of laboratory tests on blood, urine, feces, and biopsied tissue. Without timely access to precise laboratory test results it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis or assessment of your horse’s health.
HEHC performs some in-house laboratory diagnostics and also uses IDEXX Laboratories to process blood samples. IDEXX has a wide variety of tests available and when samples are mailed by 6pm, the results from most routine lab work will be available the next morning. More specialized testing may require submission to university or private laboratories but results are generally received within a few days.