University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


VDL @ VSC Clinical Pathology Lab Page

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Veterinary Specialty Center (VDL at VSC), a satellite clinical pathology laboratory available to all veterinarians, is located within Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL. It provides most of the same tests performed in the Urbana clinical pathology laboratory with the same excellent customer service and is overseen by a boarded clinical pathologist.


  • Submission Form (for VDL at Veterinary Speciality Center in Buffalo Grove, IL)
  • Tests and Fees (for VDL at Veterinary Speciality Center in Buffalo Grove, IL)



  • Cytology: aspirates, bone marrow, fluid analysis
  • Crossmatch
  • Chemistry: profiles, bile acids, bromide, fructosamine, phenobarbital
  • Hematology: CBC, platelet count, reticulocytes
  • Coagulation: fibrinogen, FDP, PT, PTT
  • Urinalysis


  • Coombs
  • Fecal float
  • Urine protein creatinine ratio

These tests forwarded to Urbana laboratory at no additional charge*:

  • Biopsy, Microbiology and Endocrinology

* Tests submitted to, but not performed by, the Urbana VDL will be assessed any additional shipping charges.


Laboratory hours at VSC in Buffalo Grove are:

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Please Note: We stop accepting sample 1/2 hour prior to closing each day.


Ashlee Urbasic, DVM, MS, DACVP



1515 Busch Parkway

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

(847) 459-7535 ext 3601