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Priority Lab Testing

4.31(440 reviews)
1383 E. Osceola Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 809071383 E. Osceola Pkwy
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Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.19(440 reviews)
275 Solano St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907275 Solano St
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Great discreet service, scheduled my visit and paid for for the test online not in Showed up at lab, checked in and was seen within minutes. Blood and urine were collected, test results came back quickly within 2 days because I did my test on a Friday. Quick, easy and cheap. Didn't have to wait for a visit to my PCP, and then get referral to lab.
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DispatchHealth, Colorado Springs

DispatchHealth

4.8(37k reviews)
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Servicing the Colorado Springs areaAt home urgent care
OpenThu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.28(555 reviews)
841 Kuhn Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919841 Kuhn Dr
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I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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Priority Lab Testing

Priority Lab Testing

4.26(436 reviews)
6144 Route 25A, Colorado Springs, CO 809236144 Route 25A
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I came in one day without an appoint and waited two hours as a walk-in before I had to leave without being tested. I made an appointment through Priority Lab Testing for the next day, showed up on time, got tested easily and was on my way in 15-20 minutes. Staff is friendly and helpful.
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Priority Lab Testing

4.16(564 reviews)
883 Silver Spur Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104883 Silver Spur Rd
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After receiving my results, I called Priority Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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Detect Lab

Detect Lab

10 Boulder Cres St, Colorado Springs, CO 8090310 Boulder Cres St
OpenThu 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Bijou

Concentra Urgent Care

4.0(6 reviews)
402 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905402 W Bijou St
OpenThu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

3225 International Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 809103225 International Cir
OpenThu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Any Lab Test Now, Colorado Springs

Any Lab Test Now

1835 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 809051835 S Nevada Ave
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Health Testing Centers

Health Testing Centers

155 Printers Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80910155 Printers Pkwy
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DaVita Medical Group Urgent Care Roundhouse, Roundhouse

DaVita Medical Group Urgent Care Roundhouse

3.0(1 reviews)
600 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904600 S 21st St
OpenThu 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

2312 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 809062312 N Nevada Ave
OpenThu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Good Lab

The Good Lab

2501 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 809042501 W Colorado Ave
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Labcorp

Labcorp

4.0(4 reviews)
1263 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 809061263 Lake Plaza Dr
OpenThu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

1380 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 809071380 E Fillmore St
OpenThu 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Spine Center

The Spine Center

3010 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 809093010 N Circle Dr
OpenThu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Penrose - St. Francis Urgent Care

Penrose - St. Francis Urgent Care

2.0(0 reviews)
3027 N Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 809093027 N Circle Dr
OpenThu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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UCHealth Urgent Care, Circle Square

UCHealth Urgent Care

5.0(2 reviews)
2767 Janitell Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 809062767 Janitell Rd
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Colorado Springs DNA & Drug Center

Colorado Springs DNA & Drug Center

685 Citadel Dr E, Colorado Springs, CO 80909685 Citadel Dr E
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ARCpoint Labs

ARCpoint Labs

1304 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 809091304 N Academy Blvd
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Latest Lab Tests Updates

Jun 15, 2022
BA.4 and BA.5 — "sister variants" of the original omicron strain — are gaining prevalence in the U.S. and now account for about 1 in 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, CDC data shows. (Becker's)
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Lab Tests FAQs

  • Where should I get a lab test in Colorado Springs?

    Doctors commonly order lab tests and can refer you to one or more reputable lab test centers in your area. Tests can be performed in Colorado Springs hospitals, urgent care centers, and walk-in clinics that specialize in lab testing. Your healthcare practitioner can supply you with a list of lab test providers, or you can use Solv to see what's available in your area.

  • How much do lab tests cost?

    The cost of a lab test is determined by several factors, including the type of test, your location, whether you have insurance, and the fees charged by the lab test provider. Many health insurance providers will cover the cost of lab testing in part or in full. Those who do not have insurance, on the other hand, will almost certainly face higher costs. Contact lab test providers directly to confirm the cost of your lab test based on your health insurance benefits. The cost of a lab test is determined by several factors, including the type of test, your location, whether you have insurance, and the fees charged by the lab test provider. Many health insurance providers will cover the cost of lab testing in part or in full.

  • Does insurance cover lab testing?

    Many health insurance plans will cover lab tests that your doctor determines are medically necessary for your illness. The easiest way to find out if your health plan covers lab testing is to contact your insurance carrier directly or ask the lab test provider to check your insurance benefits and verify price.Many health insurance plans will cover lab tests that your doctor determines are medically necessary for your illness. The easiest way to find out if your health plan covers lab testing is to contact your insurance carrier directly or ask the lab test provider to check your insurance benefits and verify price.

  • How long does it take to get lab test results in Colorado Springs?

    Lab test results may be available in minutes, hours, days, or weeks, depending on the type of test performed, lab staff productivity, and your doctor's availability. Some lab test providers let you see your results as soon as they're available online, while others need you to wait for your doctor's answer. Your doctor or the lab provider can give you a more accurate estimate of when your lab test results will arrive.

  • What is a routine lab test?

    A basic lab test may evaluate your red and white blood cell counts to discover if you have anemia, a blood infection, or blood cancer. It may also test fat levels in your blood to determine your risk of heart disease and examine the health of your organs, such as your heart, kidneys, and liver. Your healthcare provider will be able to explain what a typical lab test entails.

  • What STDs can be detected by a blood test?

    A blood test can identify STDs such as syphilis, HIV, hepatitis C, and herpes. Your doctor may order that blood be collected and submitted to a lab, or that you undergo STD testing at a lab test provider. STD test results might arrive in minutes, days, or weeks, depending on the lab test company you work with.

  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a lab test?

    Before performing specific tests, some lab test providers require a doctor's referral, while others do not. The benefit of seeing a doctor before getting a lab test is that you can assess whether or not you need one based on your symptoms and a physical examination. A doctor can also help you decide which tests are necessary.

  • How can I book a lab test on Solv?

    On our home page, please specify the type of lab service you desire, as well as your location and state. Solv will give you with a list of lab test providers in your area, as well as their contact information, so you can make an appointment right immediately.

  • How long does getting a lab test take?

    The majority of lab tests are completed in a matter of minutes, but certain providers may have extensive wait times that require you to spend up to an hour in the lab. To limit the amount of time you spend waiting for your lab test, schedule an appointment with Solv ahead of time.

  • Should I try at-home lab testing?

    Privacy, convenience, and accuracy are all advantages of at-home lab testing. Some at-home lab testing services, however, may not be covered by your health insurance plan. Some healthcare practitioners may seek additional lab tests to corroborate their diagnosis of specific health concerns. Consult your doctor to see if at-home lab testing is appropriate for you, given your unique health situation.Privacy, convenience, and accuracy are all advantages of at-home lab testing. Some at-home lab testing services, however, may not be covered by your health insurance plan. Some healthcare practitioners may seek additional lab tests to corroborate their diagnosis of specific health concerns. Consult your doctor to see if at-home lab testing is appropriate for you, given your unique health situation.

Recent Lab Tests Reviews (20)

I have had a horrific cold going on 10 days now and my husband is starting to get it now. We came in for a COVID test just to be sure. Our doctor was very thorough to the point where she ordered a chest X-ray to be sure I didn’t have pneumonia. My O2 level was quite low so she was quite concerned about that. The doc questioned us both very thoroughly. It was nice we could go in the same room together as well. We booked our appointment on line.

- Verified patient on 11/10

I had to get a rapid COVID test for attending a concert, and used OnPoint due to my regular physician being booked. This could have been something to easily dismiss as mundane and routine - thus cutting corners on service/bed-side manner. Definitely not the case with this visit. The online process to register, book appointment, and check in was very easy to navigate and get through quickly. The staff with whom I interacted were all friendly, and professional with a genuine care for me as a patient/customer. I will definitely be returning to On Point for any future urgent care needs.

- Verified patient on 9/18

Overall I loved my experience. Only complaint is after checking in and filling out all the links sent to me I had a 15 minute wait and when being called the front office stated I didn’t check in when I clearly had a link that said I was checked in and showed there were 0 people in front of me. I’m fine with mistakes just own it. But the rapid test was simple and painless thanks to the PA

- Verified patient on 10/14

First time user and believer! Nextcare made it super easy and the staffer providing the covid test was just awesome, he was sensitive with the swab and we joked the whole time. My only complaint would be the website mislead the services and process causing an extra trip. Someone answered the phone by the second ring each time which is just unheard of in this pandemic environment.. kudos!

- Verified patient on 10/29

I never went inside. ALL Covid testing and sign-up was done outside by instructions clearly stated on their front door and windows…. and I briefly waited comfortably in my car. Easy to navigate the website. Quick test and fast results! My only concern is in re: to the paper result copy you get. It looks almost “homemade” and is in funky print black-n-white. A colored document would “appear” so much more professional and legit. I just hope the “professional Concert event” that I’m attending this weekend will except it as real and legitimate, and won’t think that I made it up myself. It honestly looks like something I could have typed up at home by pulling some “standard form” off the Internet. I am one of those people that came here to get a test NOT because I was ill, but because I needed to show that I have had a TRUE negative result in the past 48-72hrs. as is REQUIRED by this facility, and which I DID!! I thought : “YES, I am UN-vaccinated (for my own personal reasons) but, I am WELL, and I can therefore attend a performance in a very nice and well established performance hall, likely even sitting shoulder to shoulder, because I Legitimately went out of my way to make this test happen.” However, this doc falls short of “appearing” top-notch professional, EVEN THOUGH everyone I came in contact with either by phone or in person at this facility was incredibly professional! An identification stamp, an attached colored brochure representing the clinic, or even a “live” signature (added just before handing it to me) would’ve been better than this. I am just hoping and praying that this works to admit me to this special event, which was always my intent for doing this in the 1st place. Maybe my comments here will help in some small way to improve the professionalism of the documentation that you receive after getting your test done. Everything else about this facility was extremely pleasant and swift. And the employees were terrific! Wait Time = wonderful. Check-in = swift. Booked thru my smart phone. My cost for this test is YTBD due to not knowing up front, because I never called my insurance provider 1st. But I wasn’t worried about that from the get-go. It’s a great place to SUPPORT!!

- Verified patient on 11/12

The lab did not have rapid PCR supplies for our Friday morning test, in preparation for a Sunday international flight. Amy took samples for longer PCR test and made sure results were available before they closed the lab for the weekend. Amy also followed up on her cell to notify us that our results were available on their portal and left a number in case we encountered problems.

- Verified patient on 8/1

I saw good reviews on this place and decided to give it a try. I’m very happy with the experience. The automated system was easy to navigate and when I still had questions the person I spoke to was patient and informative. The virtual visit process was easy to navigate and the provider was a good partner in my son’s care. We did drive up testing and the person that helped us was calm and helpful. Thank you all.

- Verified patient on 12/19

Filling out the paperwork was frustrating for me because I didn't have space on my phone to take pictures of my ID and insurance card. But they took very good care of me. And the person that came out to take my test was awesome! Concerned about my asthma and willing to give me help if I need it. I did not so that was great. I was in and out of there pretty quick

- Verified patient on 9/21

I had glitches trying to enter my paperwork at home. It worked fine outside NextCare. Once information was completed they notified me of people ahead of me and had me wait in the car. A few minutes later they had me enter a patient room. Between swab and result, the Rapid test took around 10 minutes. Staff was friendly and professional. Truly an excellent experience.

- Verified patient on 9/20

On hold last night over an hour apt made in Arvada for rapid coVI’d test this morning right before apt texted to let me know they do not have any testing kits so they tell me to call all urgent cares to find if they have rapid test kits wait on hold again finally get an apt for noon hurry to get there but five minutes late so they treat me as a walk-in and make me do paper work again once called in they were nice and took care of me this new transfer all calls to a call center does not work people who answer are polite but do not understand how to meet needs for apt old and wait time is not acceptable

- Verified patient on 8/24

The doctor told me that the antibodies test I was about to take was highly inaccurate. (Another doctor from your same facility told my husband that the test is highly accurate.) Then the doctor told me that even if I have antibodies, I should get the vaccine to be better protected. When I told him that I had heard that the people who are having the most trouble with the vaccine are the ones who already have antibodies, he said, “I’ve been an army ranger. I’m not afraid of pain,” He was arrogant and condescending.

- Verified patient on 4/24

Sat in my car waiting for 30 min after I checked in online. I was there for a Covid test so I was testing to be respectful by waiting in my car. Then I saw people that checked in after me coming off the list so I went inside. Turns out I needed to fill out additional paperwork and that was why I wasn’t being helped. This was never communicated to me.

- Verified patient on 10/26

We were at Next Care to get a COVID test for our granddaughter. We did not go in the facility..doctor came out to our car. I made a reservation for 3:40. We got there at 3:25....called then waited on hold until 4:00 until we were officially checked in. At 4:05 the doctor and assistant came out to the car. They were great...helped Olivia feel comfortable(she’s 14) and waited with us until her blood pressure came down.

- Verified patient on 4/30

Excellent help from Next Care: *** Grant Street. Thornton, Colorado. The receptionist was outstanding and very professional. Her name was Amanda and a credit to your business. The clinician who gave us a rapid Covid test was also excellent. Her name was Alea. We attended the clinic 9/03/*** in the AM. We would like them both to have special recognition for their services. Wait time was a little lengthy. We arrived at 8:10 and seen at 10:00. We did not have a scheduled appointment.

- Verified patient on 9/3

Easy to make my appointment online. I came during peak hours (around 6:30pm) to get a COVID test so I expected to have to wait. My appointment was for 6:40 and I was finally seen around 7:30pm. The doctor who attended to me (Diane) was very friendly and took the time to listen to all of my concerns. I really appreciated that. I was out within 30 minutes or so with a negative test and a much better understanding of what to do to stay safe.

- Verified patient on 4/10

Very easy and quick! Booked online, arrived to the appt early, and we were actually done and walking out before the scheduled appt time. Took about 15 minutes total for 2 of us to get tested, and got results about 45 minutes later. The employees were very friendly and welcoming, and the facility was clean and easy to get to and park at. I would recommend this place!

- Verified patient on 9/18

As one who tested positive for Covid . the 2 gentleman I had the honor of dealing with were FAR BEYOND professional, and made the entire process simpler then I imagined and treated me with absolute concern and respect!!!!!! 🖤🖤🖤 I would like to say thank you for everything I encountered today! And with all of the negativity that seems to be going on in the world right now, the way I was treated by 2 of your employees today, actually gives me hope for humanity. And I hope that their professionalism is recognized by your organization !!!

- Verified patient on 4/8

NextCare was able to get my daughter in for a rapid COVID test very quickly. While we were there, the physician suggested that we get her a rapid strep test and a rapid flu test. I totally forgot about strep throat and the flu when all we hear about is COVID. I was grateful for their recommendation. The staff was friendly, timely, and welcoming. I would highly recommend this facility and will plan on using it again.

- Verified patient on 2/7

We needed to get a rapid antigen covid test quickly because we were exposed to covid and had a lot of family coming into town. Other clinics were out of the test or unavailable. We contacted your clinic, got our tests and results within 2 hours! We can now safely interact with our family with no worries. We are grateful for the efficient, expedient and friendly service that you provided for us!

- Verified patient on 8/27

Th staff was great! My only complaint is that I wasn’t able to talk to someone at the facility to confirm that I could get the test that I wanted prior to me waiting until they called to say I was next. I did call the customer service line and they were super nice but since they weren’t at the facility they couldn’t give me the concrete info I was looking for.

- Verified patient on 4/25

Colorado Springs Lab Tests

Lab tests take samples of your blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily secretions, which are then analyzed in a lab to help doctors diagnose and treat certain illnesses. Lab tests can be used to diagnose an illness, detect changes in an existing condition, and monitor how your body responds to a therapy, among other things. They can also be used to monitor the progression of a disease or a set of diseases.

If your doctor is unable to make a definitive diagnosis of your disease, or if you are having a variety of symptoms that could indicate a variety of disorders, he or she may request a lab test. To see how you're responding to a drug or to check if you're at risk for certain diseases, lab tests may be performed.If your doctor is unable to make a definitive diagnosis of your disease, or if you are having a variety of symptoms that could indicate a variety of disorders, he or she may request a lab test. To see how you're responding to a drug or to check if you're at risk for certain diseases, lab tests may be performed.

Some lab tests require no preparation at all, while others may require you to fast for eight to twelve hours before the test in order to avoid erroneous results from certain meals and beverages. Your healthcare provider may advise you to cease smoking, exercising, and taking certain medications and nutritional supplements for many hours or days before your blood test.

Before your lab test, ask your doctor for precise instructions to follow to minimize erroneous results and multiple trips to the lab for additional testing. Before your lab test, ask your doctor for precise instructions to follow to minimize erroneous results and multiple trips to the lab for additional testing.

A lab worker may use a needle to draw blood from your arm or prick your finger to collect a small sample of blood during a blood test. During a urine test, your physician will ask you to go to the restroom and urinate in a sterile cup, then set your sample on a shelf where a lab technician can pick it up and process it. The personnel at the lab testing facility will demonstrate how to do each type of test.

A lab worker may draw blood from your arm with a needle or prick your finger to acquire a small sample of blood during a blood test. During a urine test, your physician will tell you to go to the bathroom and urinate in a sterile cup, then set your sample on a shelf to be picked up and processed by a lab worker. The personnel at the lab testing facility will demonstrate how to do each test.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Blood Tests.
    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/blood-tests
  2. University of California at Santa Cruz. Order Your Own Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
    https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services/self-directed-sti-testing.html
  3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Tests Used In Clinical Care.
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics/tests-used-clinical-care
  4. MedlinePlus. How to Prepare for a Lab Test.
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/how-to-prepare-for-a-lab-test/

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