Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

Clinical chemistry lab

 Our Services

  • Sample analysis (clinical and research, multiple species)
  • Consultation on experimental design and data interpretation
  • Assistance in new test development and validation
  • Send-out services for tests not offered in-house

Appointments & Lab Hours

Hours of operation: Routine hours M-F 8a-5p, Saturday 8a-noon.  Available for STAT processing M-F 5p-midnight, Saturday noon - Midnight and Sunday 8a -midnight.  Special arrangements must be made with the laboratory for submission of samples from referring veterinarians, including those for STAT testing.

Tests Offered In-House

  • Albumin
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Alkaline phosphatase (total)
  • Alkaline phosphatase, steroid-induced isoenzyme
  • Ammonia
  • Amylase
  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
  • Beta hydroxybutyrate
  • Bicarbonate
  • Bile acids (Pre and post)
  • Bilirubin
  • Blood gas
  • Bromide
  • BUN
  • Calcium (total and ionized)
  • Chloride
  • Cholesterol
  • Colloid oncotic pressure
  • Cortisol
  • Creatine kinase (CK)
  • Creatinine
  • Digoxin
  • Fructosamine
  • Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT)
  • Globulin
  • Glucose
  • Lipase
  • Magnesium (total and ionized)
  • Osmolality
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Parathyroid hormone
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Sorbital dehydrogenase
  • T3
  • T4
  • Total protein (serum, urine, CSF)
  • Triglyceride
  • TSH

Other tests (e.g., T3, T4, TSH, are sent to outside laboratories. Please contact the laboratory for additional information about test availability and sample submission requirements.

Special Equipment & Technology

Instrumentation and tests
Roche c501 Automatic Analyzer Serum biochemical profiles, serum IgG concentration
Immulite automated chemiluminescent Immunoassay system T4, cortisol, phenobarbital, digoxin
Multi-osmet Osmometer Osmolality
Nova CCX electrolyte analyzer Ionized Ca, ionized Mg, Na, K, CI, BUN, Creat, blood gases, CO-OX
Wescor colloid osmometer
Colloid oncotic pressure

Radiometer pH/ION meter

Bromide, pH


Jana Fletcher , laboratory supervisor (consulting and scheduling)
Ph: (614) 292-7955
fletcher [dot] 51 [at] osu [dot] edu

Rm 0035
Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street


Please contact the fletcher [dot] 51 [at] osu [dot] edu.