"Don't hesitate to authorize repeated CBC [Complete Blood Count] tests. This will help track your dog's response to disease and treatment... sequential tests will reveal more and more about his condition...|
"Choose the best lab for the job... Technicians trained in human medicine may not have the experience to identify specific canine diseases.
"Further, the in-house stains commonly used by most vets are not as good as the stains used in commercial labs...
"[When we] have reached a state in our diagnostic efforts where we need specific, definitive answers... it is probably worthwhile to insist that the samples be read at a commercial veterinary laboratory or at the nearest veterinary college" (Kidd, Randy. "Get a CBC, Stat!" Whole Dog Journal, Jan. 2004: 3-7).
Colby Glass, MLIS