In some cases, abnormal blood tests will cause us to delay a surgical procedure and attempt to diagnose the medical problem causing the abnormal tests. In many instances, these values will help us determine which pre-medication agents to use for your pet’s safety and the need for additional medications after surgery. We can alter standard protocols based on your pet’s particular values. If all of the tests are normal, we can proceed with a greater degree of confidence and we will have established an excellent set of baseline values to compare against, should your pet become ill in the future.