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500 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham, AL 35242500 Cahaba Park Cir
Open until 6:00 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 - 6:00 pm
4.79(3.7k reviews)
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Urgent Care for Children, Highway 280 - 500 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham
Wait time was really frustrating. There was only 1 doctor working- and this was the weekend at an urgent care. I had booked a slot online, but still had to wait almost 2 hours. All we needed was an xray... also, in the rooms, you can hear what's going on in the rooms next to you, so something needs to be done to ensure better privacy.

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1539 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352161539 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.93(640 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Physicians Care, Hoover North - 1539 Montgomery Hwy
Wanted an antibiotic for a sinus infection. PA acknowledged the sinus infection and instructed me to come back if it gets worse over the next 5 days. Won’t be using this facility again.

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1001 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 352441001 Brocks Gap Pkwy
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  • 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
  • SunClosed
  • Jun 16Closed
4.77(1.1k reviews)
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Urgent Care For Children, Hoover - 1001 Brocks Gap Pkwy
Picked my child up from daycare with fever and sore throat thankfully they are open after 6pm check in was with fast results. I will definitely use the them again.

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117 N Chalkville Rd, Trussville, AL 35173117 N Chalkville Rd
Open until 6:00 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 - 6:00 pm
4.75(4.2k reviews)
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Urgent Care for Children, Trussville - 117 N Chalkville Rd
The check-in staff and techs/medical assistants that we interacted with were not helpful, not very good with my son who was terrified of having a strep test, and walked out of the room as my son started to throw up rather than help us in any way. The nurse practitioner who provided care, though, was very helpful.

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833 Princeton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211833 Princeton Ave SW
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.12(503 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 833 Princeton Ave SW
A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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790 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213790 Montclair Rd
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 790 Montclair Rd
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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.38(590 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 513 Brookwood Blvd
After receiving my results, I called Quest 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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737 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216737 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Labcorp at Walgreens - 737 Montgomery Hwy
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2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 350712217 Decatur Hwy
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  • 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
5.0(1 reviews)
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Labcorp - 2217 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale
Dr.Hudson has been my doctor since 2004. He is the most caring, understanding and thorough doctor I have ever had for internal medicine. His nurses are wonderful and caring and very patient. The front desk personnel are very nice and care about the patients.
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101 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242101 Doug Baker Blvd
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  • 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
  • SunClosed
Labcorp at Walgreens, Birmingham - 101 Doug Baker Blvd
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1989 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 352441989 Montgomery Hwy
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  • MonClosed
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  • SunClosed
4.92(292 reviews)
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Physicians Care, Hoover South - 1989 Montgomery Hwy
Went in for a cough and sore throat, everyone was very nice and helpful. My only issue is the xray machine would not boot up, which was not the staffs issue that was an equipment issue. I would recommend Physicians Care to anyone

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1010 1st St N, Alabaster, AL 350071010 1st St N
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.36(443 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 1010 1st St N
A great experience for something I had a lot of anxiety about. Had no wait time or issues at the testing center/lab. Had blood drawn at 3pm and had results by email at 9am the next morning.
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125 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233125 20th St S
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • 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
4.42(12 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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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
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3221 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 352223221 3rd Ave S
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 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
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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2170 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 352052170 Highland Ave
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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1944 28th Ave S, Homewood, AL 352091944 28th Ave S
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
3.0(10 reviews)
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
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5377 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 352125377 1st Ave N
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  • Mon 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
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Recent Lab Tests Reviews (20)

The lady (sorry I don’t remember her name) who came outside to test me, was extremely considerate and explained everything. She told me she hoped I started to feel better and described in detail that the results would take 15 minutes for me to stay on the property so the telamed call would come in. The Dr on the Telamed call was extremely thorough with her questions. Over all a very nice and comforting experience in an unsure and scary time! Thank you!

- Verified patient on 8/7

We have been here about a handful of times and each time their service is superb. They‘re friendly, explain issues and treatments so everyone (incl. my six-year-old) understands them and the wait time is not long. Our appointment was at 2:10. They texted us to come in from the parking lot at 2:05 and we were seen within about 5 minutes. Today, my little one did not want to get swabbed for testing (mouth and nose). Understandably so cause let‘s face it, who likes for someone to seemingly poke your brain through your nose… Anyway, the workers did not threaten or get frustrated (or at least not that I could tell ☺️). She gave us a moment alone and then came back with help and introduced her as a super helper or something. I can just say „wow!“ I was impressed and grateful I didn‘t have to deal with it by myself. They got the swab. It was a success! Thanks for being helpful, friendly and prompt. I would definitely visit them again.

- Verified patient on 11/8

I went for a COVID test and really liked that it was super easy and a drive through. Everyone was very nice.

- Verified patient on 7/29

We went in on short notice for a covid test and the staff was very helpful and courteous.

- Verified patient on 8/6

Great Receptionist. The test was very quick and secure. Felt safe. The lady who did my test from the lab was very patient

- Verified patient on 5/15

First time using the center. Went in at appointment time, wait time for test results/doctor seeing us was a little long but the staff was extremely friendly and kind. 10/10 would recommend ❤️

- Verified patient on 9/11

Our provider was very thorough and went above and beyond to make sure that I was taken care of. She explained far more than just a test result so that I had the knowledge that I needed to stay well moving forward.

- Verified patient on 4/22

I normally have a very good experience here and the staff is always very friendly, but unfortunately it just seemed pointless to have to wait over an hour to be told, “I don’t know” when it came to what was wrong with my sick baby. The doctor did no tests and didn’t even notice the rash on my son’s diaper area until I pointed it out. Just felt like time wasted plus they asked us to wait in what they described as the “hottest room” when other rooms were available.

- Verified patient on 8/22

Staff was great. We had COVID test. Nurse came out to the car and we waited about 20 minutes for results and had video call with the doctor. Everyone was phenomenal. Highly recommend them.

- Verified patient on 4/5

I was soooo nervous getting tested for COVID. I thought it would hurt, based on what I've heard. The nurse was extremely gentle and quick. I couldn't believe it.

- Verified patient on 8/25

I’ve always had a phobia of medical places/procedures/people, but had to get tested for covid. It was fast, friendly and professional!! I had no anxiety at all which was great! The girl who came out to do my covid swab was so nice and upbeat that I wasn’t nervous at all. She was so great!!!

- Verified patient on 5/1

We had a wonderful experience! The wait time was long but that is to be expected during a pandemic. The nurse and doctors were fantastic- so sweet and friendly to our children who were very nervous about the covid tests. I highly recommend Urgent Care for Children 280!

- Verified patient on 9/11

Everyone was most helpful and professional. Wait for Covid testing and to talk with doctor was done in a reasonable amount of time. Every step of the way was explained in detail.

- Verified patient on 8/8

My daughter and I both went in for Covid tests and all of the staff was super nice! When we got our video chat with the nurse she was very helpful and answered all of our questions (daughter tested positive) and thoroughly explained things we had concerns about. I would definitely go back and also recommend Urgent Care for Children!

- Verified patient on 4/23

I came when they were about to shut down to get a COVID test done. They said they closed very soon but the supervisor approved it and the staff was great

- Verified patient on 5/9

The NP we spoke with was helpful and had lots of recommendations like going for testing, etc. I'm chosing to keep an eye on my daughter for now since she's been over 12 hours without her fever now without the help of fever reducers, is eating and drinking normal and acting herself at this time. But the NP was receptive and wanted to be sure I knew what I can do based off the symptoms I reported that have been happening over the last two days. She made my daughter laugh too. I'm happy with the call and service.

- Verified patient on 11/19

I went for a covid test. They made it quick and easy with drive up service and within 15 minutes I received a call from the nurse practitioner.

- Verified patient on 8/11

I needed a negative COVID-19 test for work, and Urgent Care for Children is close, and I had heard their process is quick and easy. They did not disappoint! Took about 40 minutes from arrival to getting results from rapid test, and I never had to leave my vehicle. Thank you for making the process as painless as possible!

- Verified patient on 4/26

The experience was fairly straightforward. I was seen by a doctor via telemedicine. She asked about symptoms and pretty much told me I just need to wait for results of PCR test.

- Verified patient on 7/20

As a walk in, I expected a wait time of hours. Instead it was minutes. I really appreciate the availability of covid testing for parents, too.

- Verified patient on 8/30

Birmingham 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.

Lab Tests FAQs

  • Where should I get a lab test in Birmingham?

    Doctors commonly order lab tests and can refer you to one or more reputable lab test centers in your area. Lab tests can be performed in Birmingham urgent care centers, hospitals, 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 Birmingham?

    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.

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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