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Urine is used in a urinalysis, which does not detect heartworm, but rather helps veterinarians get information about the kidneys and bladder, as well as the liver, pancreas, and other organs.
A blood test allows veterinarians to check for evidence of the Dirofilaria immitis, more commonly known as heartworm, in a pet's bloodstream.