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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(648 reviews)
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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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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
4.28(477 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 833 Princeton Ave SW
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 Quest 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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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
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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
4.5(576 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 513 Brookwood Blvd
Excellent customer service. Knowledgeably answered all questions. Appointment and billing were fast. Testing next day was on time and professional. Results available within 24 hours. Highly recommend.
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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
4.43(449 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 1010 1st St N
I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.
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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)
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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
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  • 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
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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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800 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213800 Montclair Rd
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
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880 Montclair Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213880 Montclair Rd
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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513 Brookwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209513 Brookwood Blvd
Open until 8:00 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr, Birmingham, AL 352092022 Brookwood Medical Center Dr
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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200 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia, AL 35216200 Montgomery Hwy
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
3.98(137 reviews)
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The Comprehensive Health Profile includes CBC, CMP, Cholesterol Panel, Vitamin D Test, HbA1c hs-CRP, and Urinalysis.

Alabama Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests are used to diagnose, assess, and treat a wide range of medical problems. These tests can also be used to track a disease's course and see if therapies are working as they should. If your symptoms are similar to those of other disorders, your doctor may request or execute one or more diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out certain health conditions.

More than 110 diagnostic tests and procedures are currently available for testing in a range of healthcare settings. Each test is individual and has its own set of requirements. Some tests, for example, require you to fast for several hours or stop taking specific drugs temporarily, while others require no preparation at all. For example, you must fast for eight hours before doing a blood glucose test to detect diabetes.

Some diagnostic tests, such as those that entail drawing blood or taking tissue and fluid samples with swabs, can be completed in seconds or minutes. Other tests, such as thyroid nuclear medicine tests, may take several hours or days to complete.

Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests are available. Invasive testing frequently entails injections, surgery, or other techniques of puncturing the skin or body. Invasive diagnostic tests include biopsies, endoscopies, and cryotherapy. Non-invasive techniques do not require entering or puncturing the body and are associated with a lower risk of complications and side effects. Non-invasive diagnostic testing procedures include eye exams, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and chest X-rays.

More information on what to expect can be obtained from your doctor or the diagnostic testing provider. This includes details on how to prepare for the test, how the test works, how long it lasts, and what to expect on the day of the test.

Diagnostic Test FAQs

  • How much does a diagnostic test cost?

    The cost of a diagnostic test is determined by a number of factors, including the type of test, the testing provider's rate, and geographic location. Many health insurance policies pay for some or all of the costs of diagnostic testing. The easiest approach to find out how much a diagnostic test will cost is to get a quote from the testing company directly.

  • Does insurance cover diagnostic testing?

    Yes, many health insurance plans will cover diagnostic testing costs, especially if your doctor believes the tests are medically required based on your symptoms or health condition. To discover more about your diagnostic testing coverage and benefits, contact your health insurance provider. As a service, some diagnostic test providers may additionally validate your insurance benefits for you.

  • What is a diagnostic test?

    A diagnostic test is a method or test that your doctor uses to assist diagnose an illness, disease, or medical condition. Colonoscopy, mammography, biopsy, computed tomography (CT) scan, and endoscopy are just a few of the many diagnostic procedures that your doctor may perform to detect or rule out specific health problems. Diagnostic tests can also be used to track a disease's course and assess how well specific therapies are working.

  • What types of diagnostic tests are there?

    More than 110 diagnostic tests are now in use. These examinations can be invasive or non-invasive, and they can include or exclude imaging. Puncturing the skin or entering the body through injections, surgery, or colonoscopy are examples of invasive procedures. Non-invasive techniques do not necessitate puncturing or entry into the body. Saliva tests, X-rays, and ultrasounds are examples of non-invasive diagnostic tests.

  • How long does diagnostic testing take?

    Depending on the type and nature of the test, diagnostic testing might take anywhere from a few minutes to many days. A flu test, for example, can be done in one or two minutes with a tongue swab, whereas some imaging tests may require two visits to the lab. Your doctor will be able to tell you exactly how long your diagnostic test will take.

  • Where should I get diagnostic testing?

    Diagnostic testing can be done at your doctor's office, an urgent care clinic, a hospital, a drugstore, a pharmacy, or any other healthcare facility. Your doctor will most likely recommend you to a specialist or provider who specializes in the diagnostic testing you require. You may also use Solv to find the best diagnostic testing companies in your area.

  • How is diagnostic testing done?

    Depending on the nature of the process, each diagnostic test is performed differently. Diagnostic testing for diabetes, for example, may consist of a blood draw, whereas diagnostic testing for breast cancer may consist of mammography. Some diagnostic tests may necessitate a fasting period of several hours. Your doctor or diagnostic testing provider will explain how your test will be conducted and what you should do to prepare for it.

  • How accurate are diagnostic tests?

    Many diagnostic tests are thoroughly analyzed and tested for accuracy before being utilized to diagnose and treat patients in medical settings. Diagnostic tests, on the other hand, may give false positives or false negatives in some cases. As a result, if there's a potential that your results are incorrect or if your disease can't be appropriately diagnosed based on test results, your doctor may recommend more testing.

  • How can I book a diagnostic test through Solv?

    Solv allows you to quickly locate diagnostic testing providers in your region and schedule an appointment. Enter the sort of diagnostic test or service you require on our homepage, then select your location from the dropdown menu to the right. Solv will give you with a list of highly reputable diagnostic test providers in your area, as well as the ability to phone them and schedule an appointment immediately from the website.

  • Can I do at-home diagnostic testing?

    Food sensitivity testing, hepatitis C tests, and Lyme disease tests are among the at-home diagnostic tests available online or at a local pharmacy or drugstore. Some of these tests require a doctor's prescription and the submission of your results to a laboratory for analysis. Some of the results can be emailed to you. Inquire with your doctor about the precision and advantages of at-home diagnostic testing, as well as whether this service is right for you.

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 Cancer Institute. Diagnostic test
    https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/diagnostic-test
  2. MedlinePlus. Diagnostic Tests
    https://medlineplus.gov/diagnostictests.html
  3. Harvard Health Publishing. Diagnostic Tests and Medical Procedures
    https://www.health.harvard.edu/diagnostic-tests-and-medical-procedures
  4. MedlinePlus. Blood Glucose Test
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/blood-glucose-test/

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