Bloodwork and Nutrient Testing

There are many types of tests that are recommended annually or at other intervals to help keep your pet on his/her best path to wellness.

Please see tables below for information on how to get the tests and how Integrative Veterinary Care helps you to interpret and take actions based on the results.

Vitamin or Nutrient Testing

  • STEP 1

    Order recommended kits from Integrative Veterinary Care.
    Most common tests are: 4-way Vitamin Panel, Omega 3, Vitamin D only

  • STEP 2

    Upon receipt of the kits, take to –
    Your regular vet -or- schedule a mobile tech visit for the blood to be drawn
    (for San Diego county, mobile tech visits can be scheduled with Christina McClintic

  • STEP 3

    When the technician or vet draws the blood, they complete the necessary paperwork included in the kit and send everything back to the laboratory for analysis.

  • STEP 4

    The lab results are emailed directly to you.

  • STEP 5 (optional)

    If you would like to review the results with Dr. Kangas or Dr. Bree, you may schedule a 15-minute Nutrient follow up appointment

    Or, you may schedule a regular 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute follow up appointment with Dr. Kangas and plan for 15 minutes of the appointment time to cover the nutrient results.

Microbiome Test

  • STEP 1

    Order the Microbiome test directly from AnimalBiome
    For Dogs  — For Cats

  • STEP 2

    Upon receipt of the kits, follow easy instructions included in the kit to collect and send in the required stool sample.

  • STEP 3

    It generally takes 2-3 weeks for the test to be completed. The MicroBiome report is emailed directly to you and if you included our information on the paperwork, IVC is also notified that the report is ready.

  • STEP 4

    Dr. Kangas strongly recommends that you take advantage of the FREE consultation with the AnimalBiome staff.

    If you would like further guidance from Dr. Kangas you may schedule a regular 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute follow up appointment.

    Please note that Dr. Kangas does book out approximately 4 weeks for follow-up appointments. Therefore we recommend that when you send in your kit, you request an appointment that is about four weeks from the date you mail your kit. This helps to ensure the results are in and saves you a place on her schedule.

Hemopet NutriscanTest

  • STEP 2

    IMPORTANT NOTES PRIOR TO COLLECTION of the SALIVA

    • Ensure your pet fasts for at least 8 hours prior to smple collection
      Water is OK.
    • Pet SHOULD NOT take Apoquel® by Zoetis for at least 2 weeks before performing Nutriscan testing, as it can suppress bowel surface immune reactions.

    Upon receipt of the kit, follow the simple instructions included in the kit to collect and send in the required saliva sample.

  • STEP 3

    It generally takes 2-3 weeks for the test to be completed. The MicroBiome report is emailed directly to you and if you included our information on the paperwork, IVC is also notified that the report is ready.

  • STEP 4

    Review and implement the suggested changes based on the comprehensive report you receive from Nutriscan.

    If you would like further guidance from Dr. Kangas you may schedule a regular 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute follow up appointment.

    Please note that Dr. Kangas does book out approximately 4 weeks for follow-up appointments. Therefore we recommend that when you send in your kit, you request an appointment that is about four weeks from the date you mail your kit. This helps to ensure the results are in and saves you a place on her schedule.

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