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Laboratory Services

GVEC’s licensed veterinary technicians can run many diagnostic tests in our fully equipped laboratory. Obtaining quick and reliable test results aids our veterinarians in providing timely care for your horse. We are capable of running various tests including, but not limited to:


  • Complete Blood Cell Counts
  • Microbiology
  • Cytology
  • Fecal Analysis
  • PCV/TP
  • Serum Amyloid A (SAA)
  • Joint Fluid Analysis
  • Semen Evaluation
  • Blood Glucose
  • Lactate
  • IRAP and PRP preparation
  • Foal IgG


In addition to our in-house laboratory, GVEC works closely with veterinary laboratories including the Veterinary Laboratory of Rochester and Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center. The list of tests is long, but includes these commonly sought-after diagnostics:


  • Coggins Tests (Equine Infectious Anemia)
  • Blood Chemistry Panels
  • ACTH (test for Cushing’s Disease)
  • Vitamin E and/or Selenium
  • Tick-Borne Disease Diagnosis (ie: Lyme Multiplex)
  • Biopsies/Histopathology
  • Potomac Horse Fever Testing
  • Genetic Testing (ie: HYPP, PSSM)
  • Progesterone Assays
  • Drug Testing
  • EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy)


We would be unable to perform quality testing without equally qualified equipment. The GVEC Laboratory is fully equipped with:


  • Microscopes (Standard, Dissecting)
  • Centrifuges (Blood, Fecal, Hematocrit)
  • Refractometers
  • IDEXX Lasercyte
  • IRAP Processing Equipment
  • Incubator
  • Stall-Side Foal IgG Meter
  • StableLab SAA Meter
  • Glucometer
  • Lactate Meter

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