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6225 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701256225 S Claiborne Ave
Open until 7:00 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.76(627 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, New Orleans Uptown - 6225 S Claiborne Ave
Everyone I spoke to, from check in to treatment, was incredibly kind and helpful. I would recommend anybody go to this location and will plan to for future needs.

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100 N Labarre Rd, Metairie, LA 70001100 N Labarre 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.82(858 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, Metairie - 100 N Labarre Rd, Metairie
Was able to easily schedule an appointment.  I arrived 15 minutes early and was taken in at my appointment time.  Everyone is pleasant and the facility is very clean.  When I find the need for urgent care, this location is my go to.  I have never been disappointed!

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3300 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 700023300 N Causeway Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.93(395 reviews)
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In & Out Urgent Care, Lakeside - 3300 N Causeway Blvd
Scheduling online made things so easy. Staff was extremely nice. Everyone very professional. The clinic itself was so clean and modern. Would highly recommend.

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3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 700603908 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.8(5.7k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Metairie - 3908 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie
Walked into the Clinic, completed my registration forms and after a short wait, I was called to an exam room. Staff was very respectful, warm and empathetic to my illness.

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2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, LA 704602170 Gause Blvd W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.76(6.1k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Slidell - 2170 Gause Blvd W, Slidell
Tetanus shot, good care, long wait over 30 minutes with no one in the wait room and no one coming out, mostly friendly but the front office employee seemed like they was havin a rough day

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925 LA-59, Mandeville, LA 70448925 LA-59
Open until 7:00 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.9(1.2k reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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In & Out Urgent Care, Mandeville - 925 LA-59
The staff was very nice and very fast. Best urgent care I’ve ever been to.

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1901 U.S. Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 704481901 U.S. Hwy 190
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.99(176 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Your Local Pediatrics On Demand, Pediatric Urgent Care Center - 1901 U.S. Hwy 190
Little one woke up with conjunctivitis! Off to the urgent care we go! We were greeted graciously at the front desk and prompted to sign up via QR code that couldn’t have been easier! The wait was a little long but it was a Saturday, our first ever visit, and we did not reserve a spot so it was expected. The waiting area was very clean  and tidy. We were very impressed with the staff and felt like we were in excellent hands! They even called to check up on our little one a few days after our visit. 5 stars all around! Thank you P.O.D!

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1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA 704711111 N Causeway Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.79(5.3k reviews)
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Rapid Urgent Care, Mandeville - 1111 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville
First time visit and was very pleased!  Everybody was respectful and helpful.  The receptionist was helpful and cheerful and the nurse was patient and had a wonderful bedside manner.  I was very pleased with the doctor’s knowledge of the medicines I take for arrhythmia and interactions with antibiotics she prescribed.  She was also attentive and had a wonderful bedside manner. I would definitely recommend this provider to friends.

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3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 701173218 St Claude Ave
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.6(3 reviews)
Urgent Care Eleven, St. Claude - 3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans
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3525 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 701153525 Prytania St
Open 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
4.49(430 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 3525 Prytania St
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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3525 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 701153525 Prytania St
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 - 3525 Prytania St
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701 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005701 Metairie 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.49(479 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 701 Metairie Rd
I would 100% recommend this company to anyone wanting to check their health status. The process was incredibly easy and done through certified labs. The results are frequently back by the next day.
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4520 Wichers Dr, Marrero, LA 700724520 Wichers 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
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 4520 Wichers Dr
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4700 Wichers Dr, Marrero, LA 700724700 Wichers Dr
Open 4:30 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 6:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.43(401 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 4700 Wichers Dr
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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120 Ochsner Blvd, Gretna, LA 70056120 Ochsner Blvd
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 - 120 Ochsner Blvd
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2600 Belle Chasse Hwy, Terrytown, LA 700562600 Belle Chasse Hwy
Open 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
4.26(477 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 2600 Belle Chasse Hwy
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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6600 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 701226600 Franklin Ave
Open 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
4.11(568 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 6600 Franklin Ave
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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1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 700051717 Veterans Memorial Blvd
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
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
Labcorp at Walgreens, Metairie - 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd
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8400 W Judge Perez Dr, Chalmette, LA 700438400 W Judge Perez Dr
Open 4:30 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.25(435 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 8400 W Judge Perez Dr
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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4770 S I-10 Service Rd W, Metairie, LA 700014770 S I-10 Service Rd W
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.52(547 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 4770 S I-10 Service Rd W
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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Flu Test in Louisiana

A flu test can help you and your doctor determine if you have the flu and, if so, what treatment you'll need to reduce your symptoms and recover quickly. When you are suffering flu-like symptoms, you should get a flu test. Fever, chills, weakness, congestion, sore throat, cough, and muscle pains are all common flu symptoms. Other health disorders, such as COVID-19, can be ruled out with a flu test.

A flu test can be done using a swab or a nasal swab. Your healthcare professional uses a cotton swab to remove a sample of tissue and fluids from your nose during a swab test. A nasal test involves injecting a little amount of saline solution into your nose and then collecting the sample with gentle suction. Depending on whether you have a fast flu test or another test that requires your sample to be examined in a lab, results are available immediately or within one to two days.

If you are at risk of becoming seriously ill from the flu, a flu test may be required. Those who have a weaker immune system, are pregnant or hospitalized, are under the age of five, or are over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of serious sickness.

There is no need to prepare for a flu test, and there are no major risks or side effects. However, once your healthcare professional obtains the test sample, you may feel slight discomfort that lasts a few seconds. If your test results are positive, your doctor may prescribe drugs to help you manage your symptoms or work with you to choose the best treatment option. The flu usually passes in one to two weeks for the majority of people.

If you are at high risk of becoming extremely ill from the flu, your doctor may recommend that you obtain an annual flu vaccine. If you're at risk for the flu, talk to your doctor about how often you should get a flu test and when the best time is to receive the flu vaccine.

Flu Test FAQs

  • How much does a flu test cost in Louisiana?

    Flu test kits range in price from $18 to $24.50, with an average cost of $20. A flu test, on the other hand, may cost more or less depending on a variety of factors such as provider rates, geographic area, and if your health insurance plan covers this treatment. The most accurate approach to find out how much a flu test costs is to call the testing company directly.

  • Does insurance cover flu testing?

    Many health insurance plans include flu testing, particularly if your doctor orders it because of your symptoms. To discover more about your benefits and flu testing coverage, contact your health insurance provider directly. Some flu testing companies will run a free insurance benefits check to see if your plan covers this test.

  • How long after exposure to flu will you test positive?

    The CDC recommends that you get tested for the flu within three to four days of becoming ill. It also warns that you can spread the flu to someone else even if you don't have any symptoms or before you start having them. Flu symptoms can occur one to four days after the virus has entered your body on average.

  • How do they test for the flu in Louisiana?

    A swab test or a nasal aspirate can both be used to diagnose the flu. Your healthcare professional will use a swab to collect tissue and fluid samples from your nose or throat for the swab test. A saline solution is injected into your nose for the nasal aspirate test, and the sample is removed with mild suction. Your sample may be submitted to a lab for further examination, or test results may be available right away.

  • How long does it take to get flu test results in Louisiana?

    Depending on the testing procedure employed, flu test results may come back right away or take several hours or days. The fast flu test normally produces results in 30 minutes, but results from flu tests sent to the lab usually take one to two days to arrive. The flu test provider will be able to provide you a more precise timeline for receiving your results.

  • What is a rapid flu test?

    In less than 30 minutes, a quick flu test can establish whether you have the flu. This test is quite useful because it provides immediate findings. This also allows you and your healthcare professional to talk about the various treatment options accessible to you. Other forms of flu testing must be sent to a lab and the findings must be received within a few days.

  • How accurate is the rapid flu test?

    The quick flu test has been demonstrated to yield significant rates of both false positives and false negatives, making it less accurate than other forms of flu testing. If you have a chance that your flu test findings are erroneous or imprecise, your doctor may elect to administer a different sort of flu test that requires lab assessment.

  • Where should I get a flu test in Louisiana?

    A flu test can be done at your doctor's office, as well as at any pharmacy, drugstore, hospital, urgent care clinic, or other healthcare facility that provides this service. Solv's flu test directory is the simplest method to find out where you can obtain a flu test. Solv can offer you with a list of the top-rated flu test providers in your area, so you don't have to waste time looking for them on your own.

  • How accurate are flu tests?

    The fast flu test is the most often used flu test, although it is not as accurate as other flu tests because it is known to produce a significant number of false positives and false negatives. If you're concerned about the accuracy of flu test results, have your doctor or flu test provider conduct a non-rapid flu test that will be forwarded to a lab for analysis.

  • How can I book a flu test through Solv?

    Booking a flu test with a local clinician is simple and convenient with Solv. Type "flu test" or "influenza test" into the Search form on our homepage, then choose your area from the dropdown menu on the right. Solv will provide you a list of the best flu test providers in your area, with the opportunity to schedule an appointment or contact the provider for more information.

Sources

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

  1. Annals of Family Medicine. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Testing for Influenza A in High-Risk Adults.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1466630/
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza Signs and Symptoms and the Role of Laboratory Diagnostics.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/labrolesprocedures.htm
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How Flu Spreads.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm
  4. MedlinePlus. Flu (Influenza) Test.
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/flu-influenza-test/
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests.
    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/clinician_guidance_ridt.htm
  6. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples.
    https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-covid-19-and-flu-combination-test-use-home

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