IDEXX Reference Laboratories

IDEXX operates three laboratories out of the United Kingdom

UK Reference Laboratories offer:
  • Comprehensive diagnostic menu
  • Exclusive IDEXX tests
  • Complimentary consultations from board-certified veterinary specialists and pathologists
  • A wide network of courier routes operating throughout the UK

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UK laboratory locations

The IDEXX Reference Laboratories staff and medical consultation colleagues are committed to providing you high quality reference laboratory support for best patient care.



Our Wetherby Laboratory holds accreditation to BS EN ISO/IEC17025:2017; General standards for the competence for testing and calibration laboratories granted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Lea Green

St. Helens

Offers a same day testing service for routine Biochemistry, Haematology and Endocrinology.



Ongoing investments to assure the “state of the art” in Reference Lab testing for your patients, providing accurate results delivered on time.


Kidney Disease

Earlier intervention for more effective management of kidney disease

SDMA, symmetric dimethylarginine, is produced in every cell and released into the body’s circulation during protein degradation. SDMA is excreted by the kidneys, making it a good marker for estimating kidney function. Identifying kidney disease earlier could help you and their owners manage a pet’s kidney disease more effectively.

Parasite screening

For preventive care screening and diagnosing clinical disease

IDEXX has a full complement of routine and exclusive tests for parasite screening. This includes the Lab 4Dx Plus Test, the Lyme Quant C6 Test to measure active Lyme infection, the best available faecal flotation by centrifugation and new breakthrough faecal antigen ELISAs for hookworm, roundworm and whipworm detection.

Microbiology services

IDEXX microbiology services use leading-edge MALDI-TOF technology of the bioMeriéux VITEK 2 automated platform to give you more accurate and exact organism identification along with faster turnaround times.
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Your cases receive the most comprehensive evaluation from our team of pathologists who are always just a call away for consultation.

IDEXX RealPCR tests

IDEXX advanced molecular diagnostic RealPCR tests

The IDEXX Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers convenient and affordable access to over 50 real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) panels and more than 150 individual real-time PCR tests that provide you definitive answers within 1–3 working days.

Pancreatic health

Quickly and confidently assess pancreatic health in dogs and cats

Make a confident diagnosis with IDEXX Reference Laboratories’ exclusive Spec cPL Test for dogs and Spec fPL Test for cats, the only tests that measure the level of pancreas-specific lipase in the blood.

Cardiac health

Cardiopet proBNP Test

With the Cardiopet proBNP Test, a simple blood draw is all you need for quantitative analysis of your feline and canine patients’ cardiac health.

Expert Consultations

World class board-certified experts with total dedication and full focus
to bring you the very best in consultation and support.
Anatomic Pathology | Clinical Pathology | Histology | Internal Medicine | Microbiology | Chemistry | Haematology

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0203 7887 508

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