The Complete Pet Animal Hospital
5135 N Dysart Road Suite 4
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Phone: (623) 935-9632
Fax: (623) 9359764

5135 N. Dysart Rd., Suite 4 Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
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(623) 935-9632
Clinic Hours
Moday: 8 am- 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am- 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am- 2 pm
Thursday: 8 am- 5:50 pm
Friday: 8 am- 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8 am- Noon

Heska Dri-Chem 4000: In-House Chemistry Blood Analyzer
What it's Used For: We use this blood analyzer to run blood chemistry in-house.  It has the ability to check your pet’s liver and kidney values, electrolytes, and many other values.  It is very quick, and depending on the blood panel that we run, it only needs 0.5-1.5 mls of blood.  This analyzer is perfect for surgical procedures, emergencies, and monitoring organ values when the patient is on NSAIDS and other drugs. 

The Process: 0.5 - 1.5 mls of blood is drawn and spun down in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the serum.  Depending on the panel that needs to be run, certain cartridges are put into the machine.  The analyzer then does its thing, and runs the serum over each cartridge, and the tests start.  Most tests are finished within 15 minutes, and some take as little at 5 minutes.