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11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 2104411055 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Open 4:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
4.54(433 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy
I was able to choose a Quest lab location and schedule an appointment. Check in was easy, and I only needed to provide my name and DOB. They were able to locate my order in their system. They were already aware that my labs were paid for prior to the appointment. I had my labs done on a Wednesday, and I received my results by Saturday. Great experience.
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14502 Greenview Dr, Laurel, MD 2070814502 Greenview Dr
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • SunClosed
T&T Health And Wellness LLC - 14502 Greenview Dr
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7301 Hanover Pkwy, Greenbelt, MD 207707301 Hanover Pkwy
Open 5:00 pm
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.47(514 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 7301 Hanover Pkwy
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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1400 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 209101400 Forest Glen Rd
Open12:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.2(548 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 1400 Forest Glen Rd
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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20528 Boland Farm Rd, Germantown, MD 2087620528 Boland Farm Rd
Open 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
4.15(422 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 20528 Boland Farm Rd
I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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400 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201400 W Franklin St
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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3700 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 212243700 Fleet St
Open until 4:00 pm
  • 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 - 3700 Fleet St
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3449 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212293449 Wilkens Ave
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 3449 Wilkens Ave
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3449 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212293449 Wilkens Ave
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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4600 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212294600 Wilkens Ave
Open until 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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5704 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, MD 212255704 Ritchie Hwy
Open until 3:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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5740 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, MD 212255740 Ritchie Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 5740 Ritchie Hwy
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5820 Southwestern Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 212275820 Southwestern Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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1576 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, MD 212221576 Merritt Blvd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 1576 Merritt Blvd
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701 Digital Dr, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090701 Digital Dr
Open until 3:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 701 Digital Dr
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406 S Camp Meade Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090406 S Camp Meade Rd
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7801 York Rd, Towson, MD 212047801 York Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 7801 York Rd
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2700 Quarry Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 212092700 Quarry Lake Dr
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 2700 Quarry Lake Dr
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849 Fairmount Ave, Towson, MD 21286849 Fairmount Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 849 Fairmount Ave
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903 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204903 York Rd
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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Lucielle Urgent Care - 903 York Rd
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6820 Hospital Dr, Baltimore, MD 212376820 Hospital Dr
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 6820 Hospital Dr
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9106 Philadelphia Rd, Baltimore, MD 212379106 Philadelphia Rd
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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1774 York Rd, Timonium, MD 210931774 York Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 1774 York Rd
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10807 Falls Rd, Timonium, MD 2109310807 Falls Rd
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp, Lutherville - 10807 Falls Rd
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85 Kindred Way, Glen Burnie, MD 2106185 Kindred Way
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4924 Campbell Blvd, Nottingham, MD 212364924 Campbell Blvd
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1600 Crain Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210611600 Crain Hwy
Open until 4:45 pm
  • Mon 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
  • Tue 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
  • Wed 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
  • Thu 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
  • Fri 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 1600 Crain Hwy
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7901 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210617901 Ritchie Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 7901 Ritchie Hwy
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25 Crossroads Dr, Owings Mills, MD 2111725 Crossroads Dr
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 25 Crossroads Dr
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6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756020 Meadowridge Center Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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12221 Tullamore Rd, Timonium, MD 2109312221 Tullamore Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 12221 Tullamore Rd
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8186 Lark Brown Rd, Elkridge, MD 210758186 Lark Brown Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • 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 - 8186 Lark Brown Rd
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10084 Reisterstown Rd, Garrison, MD 2111710084 Reisterstown Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • 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 - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 10084 Reisterstown Rd
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9501 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 210429501 Old Annapolis Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 9501 Old Annapolis Rd
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10 Warren Rd, Cockeysville, MD 2103010 Warren Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • 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 - 10 Warren Rd
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4231 Postal Ct, Pasadena, MD 211224231 Postal Ct
Open until 3:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 4231 Postal Ct
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5450 Knoll N Dr, Columbia, MD 210455450 Knoll N Dr
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 5450 Knoll N Dr
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496 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146496 Ritchie 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 - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 496 Ritchie Hwy
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8374 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 211138374 Piney Orchard Pkwy
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 8374 Piney Orchard Pkwy
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10710 Charter Dr, Columbia, MD 2104410710 Charter Dr
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6190 Georgetown Blvd, Eldersburg, MD 217846190 Georgetown Blvd
Open until 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 6190 Georgetown Blvd
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13944 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 2070713944 Baltimore Ave
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 13944 Baltimore Ave
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2021A Emmorton Rd, Bel Air, MD 210152021A Emmorton Rd
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 2021A Emmorton Rd
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116 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401116 Defense Hwy
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 116 Defense Hwy
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602 S Atwood Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014602 S Atwood Rd
Open until 3:30 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 602 S Atwood Rd
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9831 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham, MD 207069831 Greenbelt Rd
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.38(66 reviews)
Maryland Urgent Care, Primary and Urgent Care Visit including post Covid Care - 9831 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham
Doctor is very knowledgble. Staff well trained. Will always come back
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139039 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707139039 Baltimore Ave
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3106 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 210373106 Solomons Island Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 3106 Solomons Island Rd
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4231 N Woods Trail, Hampstead, MD 210744231 N Woods Trail
Open until 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
  • SatClosed
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Labcorp - 4231 N Woods Trail
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DNA Test FAQs

  • How much do DNA tests cost in Maryland?

    DNA testing costs can range from around $100 to over $2,000, depending on a variety of criteria such as the type and number of tests performed, your geographic area, and the test provider. If your doctor judges DNA tests medically necessary to diagnose or better understand your disease, they may be covered by your health insurance plan. For further information on testing fees, contact the DNA test supplier.DNA testing costs can range from around $100 to over $2,000, depending on a variety of criteria such as the type and number of tests performed, your geographic area, and the test provider. If your doctor judges DNA tests medically necessary to diagnose or better understand your disease, they may be covered by your health insurance plan. For further information on testing fees, contact the DNA test supplier.

  • Does insurance cover DNA testing?

    Many health insurance policies cover DNA testing, especially if your doctor recommends it. Check with your insurance provider to see if DNA testing is covered, or ask the DNA testing company to check your insurance benefits. It's crucial to note that some people with health insurance may prefer to pay for DNA testing out of pocket in order to avoid their insurance costs rising if the results reveal specific health issues.

  • Where should I get a DNA test in Maryland?

    DNA testing is available in a variety of places, including labs, hospitals, and walk-in clinics. Consider asking your primary care physician whether they do DNA testing or if they can recommend you to a reliable DNA testing institution in Maryland. Solv can also assist you in locating the best DNA testing centers in your area.

  • How accurate are DNA tests?

    Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which are federal regulatory standards that ensure the accuracy of DNA test findings, apply to labs and healthcare facilities that do DNA testing. Testing methodologies, lab staff qualifications, quality control, and testing processes are all covered by CLIA standards. Check with your DNA test provider to see if their tests are CLIA-certified, and don't be afraid to express any concerns you have about the correctness of the results.

  • How long does it take to get DNA test results?

    Depending on the type of testing, results from DNA tests can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Due to the crucial decisions that parents must make when genetic abnormalities are discovered, prenatal DNA test results are usually available within a few days. The results of paternity DNA tests normally arrive in four to six weeks. Inquire with your doctor about the timeline for receiving your DNA test results.

  • How do DNA tests work?

    A small sample of bodily tissues or fluids, such as blood, hair, or skin, is normally required for DNA tests. After that, your DNA sample is submitted to a lab, where technicians look for changes or anomalies in DNA, proteins, or chromosomes that could suggest the existence of specific diseases or disorders. The majority of DNA testing are non-invasive and take only a few minutes to complete.

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

    Some DNA tests are available for purchase online or sold over-the-counter at drugstores and pharmacies and do not require a doctor’s approval. However, many DNA tests sold directly to the public are not certified by the CLIA and may produce inaccurate or unreliable results. The benefits of seeing your doctor before getting a DNA test include confirming whether or not testing is necessary and ensuring you get accurate results.

  • How can I book a DNA test on Solv?

    Booking a DNA test on Solv is simple and straightforward. Go to the Solv website, type in the sort of testing service you require as well as your geographic location, and then hit the search button. Solv will present you with a list of top-rated healthcare professionals and labs in your area that do this type of testing. To schedule an appointment, click on the provider of your choosing and use the contact information provided.

  • How long does getting a DNA test take?

    A DNA test normally just takes a few minutes to collect blood, hair, and other samples. Certain DNA testing, such as amniocentesis, which is conducted on pregnant women, may take substantially longer. To find out how long your DNA testing appointment will last, contact the DNA testing company ahead of time. To cut down on waiting time for your DNA test, you might wish to make an appointment rather than wander into a facility.

  • Should I try at-home DNA testing?

    Convenience, cost, and guaranteed privacy are just a few of the numerous advantages of doing a DNA test at home. It's crucial to remember, however, that not all at-home DNA testing are accurate and dependable. Before you try at-home DNA testing, talk to your doctor about the benefits and hazards, as well as the brands they recommend and trust to give accurate results.

Maryland DNA Testing

Changes and anomalies in your genes, proteins, and chromosomes can be detected via DNA tests, which may suggest the presence of an illness or disease. These tests can also assist your doctor in ruling out hereditary disorders. There are currently about 77,000 genetic testing accessible and in use.

DNA testing come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Molecular DNA testing check for mutations and changes in one or more genes, as well as gene-specific variants and disorders that are passed down through the family. Missing or additional chromosomes can be detected via chromosomal DNA tests, which can indicate diseases like Down syndrome. Biochemical DNA testing examine the activity level and quantities of proteins and enzymes in genes, whereas gene expression assays determine if certain genes are overactive or underactive.

DNA tests can also be used to determine paternity or maternity status, as well as whether two people are brothers or sisters. DNA tests may also be used for legal purposes, such as confirming biological ties between adolescent and adult children.

DNA testing are used for a variety of purposes, including screening fetuses and infants for genetic abnormalities and confirming the absence of hereditary conditions in people. DNA tests can also be used to see if you have inherited a genetic condition from your family. Based on your family history, symptoms, and health concerns, your doctor can often assess whether you will benefit from one or more DNA tests.

Many DNA testing are painless, while some may be more intrusive depending on the process. Typically, blood is obtained from the arm or a puncture on the finger, while tissue samples are swabbed from the inside of the cheek or the back of the throat. Other tests, such as those performed on pregnant women, may need the insertion of needles or a catheter into the uterus or cervix in order to collect amniotic fluid.

Your doctor can go over the specifics of what to expect from a DNA test, such as how long it will take and how to prepare for it.

Sources

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  1. MedlinePlus. What is the cost of genetic testing, and how long does it take to get the results?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/costresults/
  2. MedlinePlus. Will health insurance cover the costs of genetic testing?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/insurancecoverage/
  3. MedlinePlus. How can consumers be sure a genetic test is valid and useful?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/validtest/
  4. Texas Attorney General. Court-Ordered Paternity.
    https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/court-ordered-paternity
  5. MedlinePlus. How is genetic testing done?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/procedure/
  6. MedlinePlus. What is genetic testing?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/genetictesting/
  7. MedlinePlus. What are the different types of genetic tests?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/types/
  8. MedlinePlus. What are the uses of genetic testing?
    https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/uses/

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