Kone lab analyser


We aim to generate, validate and report results on the day of receipt of the sample for general biochemistry/endocrinology for tests performed in-house.

Please contact us to discuss cases or for advice on sample collection and submission.

The biochemistry laboratory participates in the national quality assurance scheme (RIQAS) to ensure the ongoing reliability and quality of results.

The experienced technical staff and clinical pathologists aim to generate, validate and report results for routine tests on the same day or next working day if a late submission.


The KoneLab 60i analyser is combined with selected manual methods to provide a broad range of tests, including:

  • Tailored profiles for clinical cases
  • Individual biochemistries
  • Lipoprotein analysis – the only UK laboratory to offer this service
  • Fractional excretions
  • Urine protein:creatinine ratios

The Immulite 1000 analyser performs chemiluminescent immunoassays and is used for the measurement of:

  • Cortisol
  • ACTH stimulation
  • Low or high dose Dexamethasone suppression test
  • Urinary Cortisol to Creatinine ratio
  • Total T4
  • cTSH

The TOSOH AIA 900 analyser performs B12 and folate assays twice a week and is also used for the measurement of cardiac troponin, which is available every day on request.

Routine urinalysis includes USG, pH, dipstick (we report a 4 parameter screen), microscopic sediment examination, with clinical pathologist cytology reporting is also available on request and UPC ratio.

If we are not able to run a test in our laboratory we will find another suitable laboratory to refer your sample on and provide appropriate guidance to result interpretation from our experienced clinical pathology team.

Further Information


Lipoprotein Analysis

Ocular lipid deposition in a dog

The lipoprotein transport system in mammals is complex, and is affected by the interplay of many different factors.

Hyperlipoproteinaemia may take the form of an increase in the levels of cholesterol, triacylglycerol or both. Disorders in lipoproteins may be divided into those that are secondary to conditions such us endocrinopathies, liver disease, nephrotic syndrome, obesity, drug therapy (glucocorticoids, megestrol acetate) and primary hyperliproteinaemias caused by a genetic defect.

As yet few primary hyperlipoproteinaemias have been identified in domestic animal species, and it is likely that their incidence is rare.

Lipoprotein Analysis - further reading

Ocular Lipid Deposition in the Dog