Other Tests

Farmlab are continuously developing and expanding the range of tests which we offer. In addition to the tests for infectious and parasitic tests, we also provide a range of biochemistry tests, mineral profiles and metabolic profiles

Biochemistry Profiles

  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • Total protein
  • GGT
  • GLDH

Mineral Profiles

Mineral deficiencies can have a major impact on the health and fertility of animals. Blood testing is a useful means of ensuring the trace element needs of animals are being met.

We provide the following blood tests which are useful for the assessment of mineral status in animals:

  • Copper
  • Thyroxine (T4), useful in the assessment of Iodine status
  • Gluthathione peroxidase, useful in the assessment of Iodine status
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium

Metabolic Profiles

Metabolic testing is particularly useful in dairy herds for the assessment of energy balance in the herd. Negative energy balance is a particular problem in cows during the transition period when, energy demands for milk production exceed the cows’ energy intake

Parameters assessed in metabolic profile testing:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Glucose
  • Total Protein
  • Β-hydroxybutyrate
  • NEFA

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