You want to do your best for your animal patients and their “parents”, but gastrointestinal issues can sometimes be challenging to diagnose because the causes may be multi- factorial. Diseases such as IBD, pancreatitis, PLE, LSA, and SIBO can exist concurrently and no one diagnostic test can cover them all.


VDI Laboratory (VDI) has streamlined the process by combining a unique array of tests that help pinpoint the exact problem using a single blood panel. Founded in 2006, VDI has a single purpose: to make advanced diagnostics developed for humans an option for pet care. They are the leading veterinary blood diagnostics provider in the fields of cancer, inflammation, essential vitamins, osteoarthritis, and wellness.

As VDI’s Advanced GI Panel entails a simple blood draw, it’s non-invasive, cost-efficient, and effective for initial workup and therapeutic monitoring. It’s a simple blood panel for a complex problem and will answer your fundamental question: “What is wrong with my GI patient?” VDI’s unique GI Lymphoma Panel integrates multiple tests (often run through separate labs) and provides diagnostic insight into:

  • Lymphoma vs IBD vs food-related
  • Pancreatitis
  • Protein Losing Enteropathy
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Malabsorption and SIBO


Context aware: VDI integrates case context, medications, and signalment into their diagnostic AI to improve the interpretation of results, adding confidence to the diagnosis process.

Clinical review: Every Advanced GI Panel undergoes a clinical review of any relevant information provided on the requisition form, to ensure all interpretations are context-sensitive and patient-centric.

Patient-centric: Actionable items start with patient-specific test interpretations and recommendations that are unique to the individual. For all essential vitamin tests, VDI provides individualized dosing recommendations to correct deficiencies.

Artificial intelligence (AI): Different disease processes will affect blood parameters differently. Using VDI’s Diagnostic AI, diseases such as IBD, LSA, PLE, SIBO and pancreatitis are not identified on a single test result, but with the synergy of multiple parameters, providing a higher level of diagnostic confidence. Further, VDI includes demographic and signalment details such as age, clinical signs, medication, and more to deliver a true patient-centric profile.

Relationships between results are exploited to provide the veterinarian with actionable data. For example, if deficiencies of vitamin D, B12, or Mg are noted, VDI can provide precise patient-specific supplement dosing to correct the problem.


VDI takes some of the work of GI diagnostics off your shoulders and simplifies the complex interpretation of test results. You have a busy practice, and your time can be better and more effectively served by spending more time with your patients.


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