Pathology Lab Services • MSPCA-Angell

Pathology Lab Services

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Welcome to Pathology Laboratory Services at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.

Our laboratory accepts submissions for necropsy (autopsy) as well as other laboratory testing. This website provides information regarding services offered, sample requirements, packaging and shipping biopsies, turnaround time, as well as background information about our laboratory and staff. For specific questions or to inquire about fees, please contact us at (617) 541-5014 or

The mission of the Pathology Department at the Angell Animal Medical Center (AAMC) is to provide quality diagnostic services, promote education and professional development, and support the mission of MSPCA-Angell.

Why submit to AAMC Pathology?
Our AAMC Pathology Staff takes pride in delivering rapid and accurate test results in order to contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, management, and/or prognosis of disease in our veterinary patients.  We offer clinically-oriented pathology services.  We take an interest in individual cases, encourage clinical correlates and feedback, and welcome case consultations via phone or e-mail.  Our anatomic and clinical pathologists maintain high-quality service through detailed reports, practical case comments, and competitive turnaround time.  When necessary, we consult other specialists with regards to the more challenging disease processes.  Select cases are reviewed in pathology rounds, allowing open discussion among pathologists, general practitioners, veterinary specialists, residents, interns, and veterinary technicians.

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Submission forms available at

All Available Tests

Please click headings below to view more detailed information about individual tests, tube/specimen requirements, collection protocols, and turn around times.

  • Chemistry Tests/Profiles
  • Abaxis Avian/Reptile Panel
  • Abaxis Small Mammal Panel
  • Albumin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • AST
  • Bilirubin, total
  • Blood lead
  • Body Fluid Chemistry
  • BUN
  • Calcium
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid Protein
  • Cholesterol
  • CK
  • Colloidal Osmotic Pressure
  • Creatinine
  • Electrolytes
  • General Chemistry Profile
  • General Chemistry Exotic Profile
  • Glucose
  • I131 Profile
  • I131 with CBC
  • Liver Panel
  • Magnesium
  • Mini-Presurgical Screen
  • Phosphorus
  • Presurgical Screen
  • Refeeding panel
  • Renal Panel
  • T4
  • Triglycerides
  • Urine Protein/Creatinine (UP/C) ratio 
  • Hematology Tests
  • Buffy Coat
  • CBC with differential
  • Exotic CBC
  • Heartworm filter test
  • Hematocrit
  • I131 Profile
  • I131 with CBC
  • Platelet profile
  • Presurgical screen
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Serology
  • Felv/FIV/OCCHW
  • Feline Heartworm Antibody test
  • Occult Heartworm- Canine ELISA
  • Tick Screen (4DX SNAP)
  • Coagulation Tests
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)
  • Prothrombin Time (PT)
  • APTT/PT Combo
  • Blood Bank Tests
  • Canine Blood Type
  • Feline Blood Type
  • Cross Match Major 
  • Necropsy 
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