Our pre-surgical bloodwork includes a complete blood count (CBC) and full chemistry panel. This is a basic evaluation tool that allows us to check their RBC, WBC, platelets, protein, kidney, liver, electrolytes, glucose, calcium and phosphorus values. In healthy kittens, this is a great way to confirm that there are no congenital or sub-clinical medical concerns, or concerns that may affect anesthesia for their spay/neuter or dental COHAT procedure. It also provides a good baseline for healthy individuals.
We also include an additional feline leukemia SNAP test in our Headstart kitten plans. This allows us screen our kittens for both feline leukemia virus and the feline immunodeficiency virus.