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520 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216520 Montgomery Hwy
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4.77(2.7k reviews)
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520 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216520 Montgomery Hwy
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
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4.8(3.1k reviews)
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500 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL 35242500 Cahaba Park Cir
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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It was great! we were in and out under a hour. we will definitely be back 😊

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4.76(421 reviews)
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1001 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 352441001 Brocks Gap Pkwy
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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It was our first time there. Everybody was very nice and polite. We were in and out quickly.

4.78(3.2k reviews)
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117 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173117 N Chalkville Rd
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Very professional and knowledgeable. They’re really good with kids.

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4.59(505 reviews)
790 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213790 Montclair Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Had an fast and pleasant experience at this location. I was in and out within 10 minutes and the phlebotomist who drew my blood made the process extremely easy and as pain free as possible. Would definitely recommend this location.

4.51(485 reviews)
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2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 350712217 Decatur Hwy
OpenMon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Once I checked in, I was seen within 10 to 15 minutes. The receptionist also acted as the person who draws blood. She was perfectly nice but not overly so where it felt inauthentic. I was out after about 5 minutes worth of blood drawn, so I'd say the whole experience took about 20-25 minutes. Space was overall clean. It's a very unassuming location just down from Park Avenue, I believe. Blink and you might miss it.

4.15(401 reviews)
101 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242101 Doug Baker Blvd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
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I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!

4.42(12 reviews)
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125 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233125 20th St S
OpenMon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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I had a wonderful experience, the staff was very courteous and efficient. The two receptionist set the tone for a very pleasant visit. The wait time wasn’t very long, I was in seen and out the before I knew it. I will definitely be using them again. I highly recommend UAB Medicine Urgent Care

3221 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223221 3rd Ave S
OpenMon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3201 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223201 4th Ave S
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1528 Carraway Blvd, Birmingham, AL 352341528 Carraway Blvd
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3600 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223600 4th Ave S
OpenMon 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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3.0(10 reviews)
1944 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 352091944 28th Ave S
OpenMon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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I scheduled an online visit for my teenage daughter with complete ease. From the moment we walked into the waiting room and then to the treatment room and again at our exit we were greeted by the kindest and professional staff. They were wonderful to us and very concerned about caring for my daughter and getting her what she needed. Our provider was especially kind and in depth with her medical care. Each time a staff member left the treatment room my daughter said, “They are so nice mom.” I was very satisfied with the care and felt great about what the provider diagnosed and recommended for treatment. Also the clinic was super clean! Stacy Dennis

833 Princeton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211833 Princeton Ave SW
OpenMon 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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5377 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 352125377 1st Ave N
OpenMon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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800 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213800 Montclair Rd
OpenMon 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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880 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213880 Montclair Rd
OpenMon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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2022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr, Birmingham, AL 352092022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr
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Latest Strep Test Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
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Flu-related hospitalizations nationwide have risen dramatically in recent weeks, reaching levels historically not seen until much later in flu season, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (NBC News)

Strep Test FAQs

  • How long does a strep test take?

    A strep test typically takes only a few minutes. The strep A test is performed with a throat swab, while the strep B test is performed with a cotton swab or a urine sample. Depending on the procedure utilized, your healthcare professional can tell you how long your strep test will take.

  • What happens if you test positive for group B strep?

    Adults rarely have signs or sickness from Group B strep, but it can be harmful for newborn babies. Antibiotics are routinely administered to women who test positive for group B strep during pregnancy to prevent the infection from being transmitted to the baby as it travels through the birth canal. Antibiotics are not required for women with group B strep who are having a scheduled Cesarean section since the baby will not be exposed to the germs in the birth canal.

  • How much does a strep test cost in Alabama?

    The cost of a strep test is determined by a number of factors, including provider rates, the type of test (throat swab, vaginal swab, or urinalysis), geographic region, and whether or not your health plan covers this treatment. The easiest method to find out how much a strep test will cost is to get an estimate from your health insurance company or the step test company.

  • Does insurance cover strep testing in Alabama?

    Most health insurance plans will pay the cost of strep testing, especially if your doctor believes the test is medically required based on your symptoms and current health situation. To discover more about your coverage and benefits, contact your insurance carrier directly, or ask your strep testing provider if they can run a complimentary insurance benefits check on your behalf.

  • How do they test for strep throat in Alabama?

    The strep A test can be used to diagnose strep throat. Your healthcare provider will first ask you to lean back in your chair and open your mouth wide. Then they'll take a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a long cotton swab. The quick strep A test and the normal strep A test both use this testing procedure.

  • How long does it take to get strep test results in Alabama?

    The quick test for strep A offers results in 10 to 20 minutes, whereas the usual test for strep A takes 24 to 48 hours. The results of a strep B test are usually available within 24 to 48 hours. You can get a better indication of when you should expect your findings from your doctor or the strep test provider.

  • What is a rapid strep test?

    Only group A strep can be diagnosed with a fast strep test. Antigens are substances that cause an immunological response, and this test looks for them. A rapid strep test gives you results in minutes rather than days, and it's done the same manner as a regular strep test. Using a throat swab as a test.

  • How accurate is the rapid strep test?

    A reliable result can be obtained using a quick strep test. If the fast test results are negative and the patient is suffering many symptoms of strep throat, some clinicians may order a traditional strep A test. A normal throat culture test for strep A is more accurate than a quick test for strep A, but it takes longer to get the results.

  • Where should I get a strep test in Alabama?

    Many healthcare practitioners, including your primary care physician and urgent care clinics, can administer strep testing. If you're pregnant, a specialist like a midwife or an OB-GYN may do the strep B test for you or send you to a lab that does. You can also use Solv to identify a lab in your neighborhood that offers high-quality strep tests and schedule a same-day appointment.

  • How can I book a strep test through Solv?

    Enter "strep test" or "strep throat" into the Search area on our webpage, then choose your location from the dropdown menu. Solv will provide you a list of top-rated strep testing providers in your region. Find the physician you wish to see, then click "Call now" to schedule a strep test appointment, or go to the provider's profile for more information.

Recent Strep Test Reviews (7)

We were both sick on New Year’s Day. Lots of sick people, and no one wants to go to the ER. My sore throat was bad enough for me to worry about strep. Our regular urgent care facility was closed without any announcement. We stopped at two other facilities and saw long lines and hopeless faces. When I walked into your facility, it was crowded, as was the parking lot. Nevada, the receptionist, was friendly and unperturbed. She told us we could fill out papers in our car. When I asked about the wait, she said 3 hours, but somehow I believed your facility was worth the wait. We went home close by, checked in twice, and then Nevada told us to come in. We were in the lobby a short while, sat in the exam room a while, met a nice nurse, got tested for strep, met Cindy the Nurse Practitioner, got happy results, and went home. Keep up the good work. Do whatever you need to do to keep such cheerful staff on a holiday!

- Verified patient on 1/1

Such a busy time, needed a strep test and rule out Covid. Doctor listened to me and my history (very important). Everyone had a mask, facility was spotless. So many people waiting and the front staff working hard to get everyone seen. (I had strep).

- Verified patient on 8/25

Daughter had some congestion and a sore throat. Didn’t know if it might be strep or C-19. They tested for both. Strep was neg, waiting on the results of the other. Called in a prescription for the serious congestion. They were great.

- Verified patient on 5/4

Entire visit including waiting room took less than 25 min. They performed 4 tests at one time to help diagnose symptoms. Flue, strep, rapid and PCR covid 19 test. Very professional, clean, thorough with checking my child out. Highly recommend.

- Verified patient on 1/14

Nurse Practitioner Kristen Miller was extremely kind and courteous and she referred us to go back to the office for an in person appointment to make sure they can rule out on strep throat or pneumonia

- Verified patient on 9/5

Katie our MA was super sweets she did the Covid and strep swab on my daughter and was very gentle! Nurse Practitioner Kelly was kind and explained full well my daughters positive strep test!

- Verified patient on 10/27

Just moved to area, daughter caught strep. Doctor and staff very friendly and seen quickly and with care.

- Verified patient on 5/18

Alabama Strep Tests

Strep tests are frequently used to determine if you have group A or group B strep. Group A strep is a bacteria that causes strep throat, which is a sore throat illness. The bacteria Group B strep is found in the vaginal area, as well as the digestive and urinary tracts, but it rarely produces symptoms.

If you have signs of strep throat, such as a painful throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes, your doctor may request a strep A test. A rapid strep test or a regular strep test can both be used to identify Strep A, and both are done in the same way.

You will be asked to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide during a strep A test. The healthcare professional will use a tongue depressor to gently keep your tongue down while taking a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a lengthy swab. The strep A test is quick and painless, but it may cause some discomfort. The fast strep test yields results in minutes, while the normal test takes one to two days.

Only women who are 36 to 37 weeks pregnant are routinely tested for strep B. Group B strep can be transferred to a baby when it travels through the birth canal since it lives in the vaginal and rectum. The strep B test can be done with a swab or a urine sample.

You or your doctor will use a cotton swab to gather tissue and fluid samples from your vaginal and rectum during a strep B swab test. Your doctor will ask you to urinate into a sterile cup for a strep B urine test. Your sample will then be sent to a laboratory for additional investigation, with findings arriving in one to two days.

If your strep test is positive, your doctor will work with you to determine the best course of action. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat strep A and strep B infections. Antibiotics are routinely given through an IV line to a mother with strep B during delivery to prevent the infection from spreading to her baby.

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