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4.57(547 reviews)
11208 Aurora Ave, Urbandale, IA 5032211208 Aurora Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 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.

411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314411 Laurel St
OpenFri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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400 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309400 E Court Ave
OpenFri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1530 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503131530 E Euclid Ave
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1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 503141801 Hickman Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3425 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 503123425 Ingersoll Ave
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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6000 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503116000 University Ave
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1.36(6 reviews)
4343 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104343 Merle Hay Rd
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5.0(1 reviews)
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4020 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104020 Merle Hay Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The staff has gone above and beyond to help us with testing needed to determine if infection or other medical issues are present. Phones calls to follow up and ensure we have the information is greatly appreciated and assures communication is thorough. Thank you!

6601 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 503156601 SW 9th St
OpenFri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3.67(3 reviews)
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Sparkling Clean

7481 US-69, Des Moines, IA 503207481 US-69
OpenFri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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This is an excellent clinic. The Doctors in the clinic and Urgent care are great. Very helpful and caring.

5.0(1 reviews)
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Sparkling Clean

5900 E University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 503275900 E University Ave
OpenFri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Love Dr Strang and his staff

2720 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 500092720 8th St SW
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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2901 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 86th St
OpenFri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3.88(4 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

Short Wait Time

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Sparkling Clean

2901 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 NW 86th St
OpenFri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

From the time my husband and I walked through the door, I felt well cared for. I had fallen and hit my head. The young woman at the check-in desk had a welcoming smile, only asked a few questions and suggested I sit down. If she needed any more info she would come to me. The young woman who cleaned up my cuts and abrasions had a gentle touch. I'm sorry I don't have their names. Ashlee Reetz stitched and bandaged my various wounds. She answered my questions, checked me for a possible concussion, with professionalism and pleasant attitude. My husband and I were so pleased with the care in your facility. I was there around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd.

1410 SW Tradition Dr, Ankeny, IA 500231410 SW Tradition Dr
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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2515 SW State St, Ankeny, IA 500232515 SW State St
OpenFri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
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1300 37th St, West Des Moines, IA 502661300 37th St
OpenFri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
OpenFri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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TB Test FAQs

  • What does a positive TB test look like?

    If you have had a TB infection, a large bump will appear on your arm at the injection site when you do the TB skin test. This hump, which may appear red and swollen, suggests that you are infected with tuberculosis bacteria. Your doctor or the TB test provider will measure and examine the bump during your session to determine whether you have TB.

  • Where can I get a TB test in Iowa?

    Many healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, hospitals, walk-in clinics and laboratories, pharmacies, and urgent care clinics, offer tuberculosis tests. If you have symptoms of an active tuberculosis infection, your doctor may recommend you to a TB test provider. Solv can also assist you in finding the best TB test providers in your area.

  • What is a TB test?

    A tuberculosis test confirms whether or not you have had tuberculosis. A skin test and a blood test are the two types of tuberculosis tests available. The skin test includes injecting a protein called PPD derived from tuberculosis germs into your skin to examine how your body reacts to it. A little blood sample is drawn from your arm and sent to a lab for confirmation of the presence of tuberculosis bacteria.

  • How long is a TB test good for?

    Whether you test positive or negative for tuberculosis, you should have your test redone every four years. Those who test positive for tuberculosis may be forced to get a chest X-ray before being tested every four years. Based on specific work policies or your symptoms and health status, your employer or doctor may recommend that you undergo a TB test more or less frequently than every four years.

  • How much does a TB test cost in Iowa?

    The price of a tuberculosis test is determined by several factors, including the type of test, provider rates, geographic region, and whether or not the test is covered by your health insurance plan. To discover more about price and rates, contact each TB test provider directly, or contact your health insurance carrier to learn more about your TB testing benefits and coverage.

  • Does insurance cover TB testing in Iowa?

    Many health insurance policies include tuberculosis testing, especially if your doctor thinks it medically necessary based on your symptoms or level of exposure to tuberculosis patients. If TB testing is necessary at your workplace, some employers may reimburse the expense. To discover more about your TB test benefits and coverage, contact your health insurance provider directly.

  • How often do you need a TB test in Iowa?

    Employees who are required to be tested for tuberculosis are normally screened every four years by their employers. If you spend time with someone who has TB or have been to a location where TB is frequent and widespread, such as Africa or Russia, your doctor may recommend regular TB test. Based on these considerations, ask your employer or doctor how often you should undergo a tuberculosis test.

  • How long does a TB test take?

    Because it involves extracting a little sample of blood from your arm, the TB blood test normally takes less than five minutes. The TB skin test takes a few minutes as well, but you must return to the clinic 48 to 72 hours later to have the injection site checked for a reaction. When you phone to make an appointment for a tuberculosis test, the provider can offer you a more accurate time estimate.

  • How can I book a TB test through Solv?

    With Solv, scheduling a tuberculosis test is simple and quick. Go to the Solv Home page, type "TB test" in the search box, and then choose your location from the dropdown menu on the right. Solv will provide you a list of top-rated TB test providers in your neighborhood who can help you. Choose your preferred TB test provider, then contact them using the information provided to schedule an appointment.

  • Can I do at-home TB testing?

    TB test kits that allow you to test for TB at home are now unavailable. Some healthcare providers, however, may come to your home to administer a tuberculosis test, albeit this service may be limited to people who are physically unable to leave their homes. If you or a loved one is unable to leave the house to take the test, ask your doctor for further information about the potential of at-home TB testing.

Iowa TB Tests

A tuberculosis test determines whether you have ever been infected with the disease. It won't tell you if your illness is active or latent, but it will tell you if you've ever had this bacterial infection.

A tuberculosis test can be done as a skin test or as a blood test. Neither test requires any additional preparation.

The TB test provider injects a tiny protein called PPD under the first layer of your skin during the skin test. PPD is derived from tuberculosis bacteria, and a positive reaction to it can indicate that you have had tuberculosis. The TB test provider will ask you to return to the clinic after 48 to 72 hours so that the injection site can be thoroughly examined to confirm or rule out a positive result.

The TB test provider draws a small sample of blood from your arm with a tiny needle during the blood test. Your sample is subsequently sent to a lab for analysis and determination of whether or not you have had tuberculosis.

A TB test is usually performed when you are experiencing symptoms of TB. Symptoms of TB include fever, chest pain, fatigue, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, cough that lasts at least three weeks, and coughing up blood .

If you are thought to be at high risk for tuberculosis, a TB test may be ordered. Having a weakened immune system, being exposed to those who have TB, or traveling to a country where TB is prevalent are all risk factors for tuberculosis. In addition, certain employers, such as healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, and individuals who work or volunteer at homeless shelters, require employees to get examined for tuberculosis on a regular basis.

Because a TB test does not identify whether you have an ongoing infection, if your findings are positive, your doctor may prescribe additional testing to confirm or rule out TB. Antibiotics, which are usually administered for six to nine months, are often effective in treating tuberculosis.

Sources

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

  1. Minnesota Department of Health. The TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Test (Mantoux)
    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/tb/basics/factsheets/tst.html#2
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What You Need to Know About the Tuberculosis Skin Test
    https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/pamphlets/tb_skin_test.pdf
  3. MedlinePlus. Tuberculosis Screening
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/tuberculosis-screening/
  4. Los Angeles County. Department of Health Services Public Health Programs - TB Control Program
    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb/TBManual/TBTestQA.pdf
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tuberculosis (TB) Who Should be Tested
    https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/whobetested.htm

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