At Tequesta Vet Clinic we send much of our labwork out to Antech Diagnostics or Idexx Laboratories and typically get most results the next day. We send wellness labwork to the reference labs to save our clients money. However, when we have a sick patient or need lab results right away (such as for a UTI) we have the same full suite of fancy Idexx lab equipment that the local emergency/specialty hospitals have.
We go the extra mile for our patients. We have an incubator and any urine sample obtained by cystocentesis (that means a needle is used to obtain urine via ultrasound guidance) gets plated on a petri dish for in house culture. (Dr. Joi likes to joke that we Type A personalities can be quite irritating in real life, but we are the folks you want to be your veterinarian.)
We can run fecals in house, but we typically send them out and get next day results for complete fecals including ova and cysts, giardia antigen and hookworm, roundworm and whipworm antigen.
We also run cytology in house all day long—ear cytology, skin cytology, lipomas, etc. Most of our lumps and bumps cytologies are read by Dr. Heather Wamsley at Antech Diagnostics.