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1817 1st Ave E, Newton, IA 502081817 1st Ave E
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 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.77(97 reviews)
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QuickVisit Urgent Care, Newton, IA - 1817 1st Ave E
I had a great experience here. I needed a little help with the paperwork, but they were very helpful. The nurse practitioner was great about finding out what was wrong, prescribing an antibiotic, and answering my questions.
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11208 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211208 NW Aurora 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
Labcorp - 11208 NW Aurora Ave.
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11319 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211319 NW Aurora Ave.
Open12:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.6(461 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 11319 NW Aurora 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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411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314411 Laurel St
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
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400 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309400 E Court 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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2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
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
Concentra Urgent Care, Dixon - 2100 Dixon St, Des Moines
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1300 37th St, West Des Moines, IA 502661300 37th St
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
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
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901 S 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265901 S 50th St
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7300 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 502667300 Westown Pkwy
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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950 Hickman Rd, Waukee, IA 50263950 Hickman Rd
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307 E Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola, IA 50125307 E Scenic Valley 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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4803 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 500144803 Lincoln Way
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Des Moines RSV Tests

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a virus that affects the lungs, nose, and throat. RSV usually causes mild symptoms in older children and adults, and there is no need for a test. RSV is a seasonal illness that usually strikes in the late fall and early winter. One of the most common causes of respiratory illnesses is this virus. The majority of children will have contracted RSV by the age of two, but not all of them will develop severe symptoms.

If your child develops severe illness symptoms such as fever, wheezing, intense coughing, or difficulty breathing, your doctor may recommend an RSV test. In babies, RSV can lead to more serious infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or coup.

Some persons are more likely to acquire a severe RSV infection, such as:

  • Premature babies
  • Children with a congenital heart disease
  • Children with a chronic lung disease
  • Individuals with a weakened immune system
  • The elderly

RSV is highly contagious, and it can be spread by coughing or sneezing. The good news is that once you've had RSV, you're less likely to get it again. If they occur, the symptoms will most likely be modest.

RSV has no specific treatment, and most infections will go away on their own in 1-2 weeks. On the other hand, some over-the-counter medications can help alleviate symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe acetaminophen to help with fever relief. If your kid or infant has been diagnosed with RSV, please sure to follow your doctor's instructions and only take drugs designed for children. A youngster should never be given aspirin. Antibiotics are rarely used to treat viral infections, but they may be given if the infection is severe.

When RSV tests are given as soon as the virus appears, they are most effective. If your doctor suggests an RSV test, there is no need to prepare. You should tell your doctor about any prescriptions you're taking, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.

RSV Test FAQs

  • What is an RSV test?

    RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a respiratory infection that can be detected with an RSV test. Your healthcare provider may use a swab to collect a sample from your nose or throat, or they may inject a saline solution into your nose and gently suction it out during an RSV test.

  • Who should get an RSV test in Des Moines?

    RSV is a virus that can cause serious respiratory problems in infants, the elderly, and adults with a weakened immune system. RSV symptoms include sneezing, headaches, and a runny nose, which are similar to those of a regular cold. Adults usually don't need an RSV test unless they're having severe symptoms like coughing, breathing difficulties, or blue skin.

  • How much does an RSV test cost?

    The cost of an RSV test is governed by several factors, including the test's location and whether or not you have health insurance. If you don't have insurance, an RSV test might cost anywhere from $10 to $43.

  • Does insurance cover RSV testing in Des Moines?

    Your health insurance company may pay you for the cost of an RSV test. However, a number of factors, such as whether you have a co-pay or have met your deductible, may influence the amount you must pay. If you have any doubts about what is covered under your individual health plan, you can call your insurance carrier or read over your plan documentation.

  • Where should I get an RSV test in Des Moines?

    RSV testing is accessible at a number of urgent care clinics and physician's offices. If your doctor orders an RSV test for you or your kid, it will almost definitely be performed by a nurse at the doctor's office.

  • How is RSV tested for in infants and babies?

    RSV tests on young children and babies are frequently performed with a nasal swab. Your healthcare expert will put a little swab into the child's nostril until it reaches the back of their nose. They'll gently move the swab around to get a sample of nasal secretions. While there may be some discomfort at first, the test is completely safe and only takes a few minutes.

  • How long does it take to get RSV test results in Des Moines?

    A nasal swab test performed on-site at your doctor's office usually yields results in a matter of minutes. Blood testing is sometimes used to identify RSV, in which case the sample will most likely be sent to a lab for analysis. The results could take several days to arrive.

  • How accurate are RSV tests?

    RSV tests that employ a sample of nasal secretion are accurate 80 to 90% of the time. Blood testing for RSV antibodies are usually incorrect, particularly in infants and young children. This is because antibodies from a mother's blood might remain in a baby's blood after birth. It's possible that if an infant tests positive for RSV, the mother infected them with RSV antibodies before they were born.

  • How can I book an RSV test through Solv?

    Solv makes it simple to schedule RSV testing. Simply type "RSV" into our website's search bar. The RSV test will be offered as a choice. After inputting your location or selecting the option to use your current location, click the search icon. On the next page, you'll see a list of providers in your area with available appointment times. Simply choose a time and location that is convenient for you, then enter your information to schedule an appointment.

  • Can I do at-home RSV testing?

    RSV home testing is currently unavailable. Some companies are developing home tests for respiratory infections such as RSV, COVID-19, and the flu, however the FDA has yet to approve these tests. RSV testing should be done at your doctor's office.

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