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126 S Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201126 S Assembly 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
4.86(133 reviews)
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Veritas Urgent Care , Columbia - 126 S Assembly St
Woke up this morning with severe eye pain made an appointment in less than 10 mins was seven able to fill out all my paperwork online super fast check in was also fast and the receptionist even remembered me from when I took my daughter there over a month ago she even remembered the reason my daughter was seen the doctor was friendly and treated me with such great care I will definitely choose them again for my urgent care needs

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3010 Farrow Rd, Columbia, SC 292033010 Farrow Rd
Open 1:00 pm
  • 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
4.54(547 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 3010 Farrow Rd
I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.
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7182 Woodrow St, Irmo, SC 290637182 Woodrow St
Open 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
4.2(437 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 7182 Woodrow St
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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121 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29223121 Clemson Rd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Clemson Rd, Columbia - 121 Clemson Rd, Columbia

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900 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201900 Assembly St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Assembly St, Columbia - 900 Assembly St, Columbia

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2100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 292042100 Gervais 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 - 2100 Gervais St
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2249 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC 291692249 Augusta Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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4500 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 292064500 Forest Dr
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
2.0(9 reviews)
Doctors Care, Forest Acres - 4500 Forest Dr, Columbia
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2401 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 291692401 Sunset Blvd
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Sunset Blvd, West Columbia - 2401 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia

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110 E Medical Ln, West Columbia, SC 29169110 E Medical Ln
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2836 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC 291702836 Augusta 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
4.0(3 reviews)
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Doctors Care, Augusta Road - 2836 Augusta Rd, West Columbia
Love Dr. Honig, he listens to his patients, something rare nowdays. Have been to see him several times and he always takes care of my problem. Great doctor.
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3240 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 291693240 Sunset 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.29(16 reviews)
Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia - 3240 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia
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1117 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 292101117 St Andrews 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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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7418 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 292097418 Garners Ferry 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
2.72(16 reviews)
MEDcare Urgent Care, Garners Ferry - 7418 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia
The "sign in online, prior to showing up" didn't work for us, but we got there 90 mins before closing and there were 30 people in front of us, with only 1 doctor working. Listen, these nurses were busting their butts to get everyone seen and feeling better. All that said, I was released 30 mins before closing and the doctor was able to prescribe medication that I was needing 35 years ago for the asthma and allergies I have been diagnosed with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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2 Southern Ct, West Columbia, SC 291692 Southern Ct
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 - 2 Southern Ct
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540 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210540 St Andrews Rd
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
Bella Clinical Care, Columbia - 540 St Andrews Rd
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7653 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 292097653 Garners Ferry 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
1.8(5 reviews)
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Doctors Care, Columbia East - 7653 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia
We came on a week end for a Covid test. The staff were very kind and efficient, and very empathetic. Very little wait time. Lynette Tomlin PA was very thorough and very good.
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100 Jimmy Love Ln, Columbia, SC 29212100 Jimmy Love Ln
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
3.0(11 reviews)
Doctors Care, Seven Oaks - 100 Jimmy Love Ln, Columbia
Went in on a Saturday, was in and out in under an hour. The staff at the front desk were friendly and efficient, and the NP was great. She listened to my concerns and prescribed the medication that I needed. Feeling better already. It was a five-star experience, and I will recommend this location.
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9005 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 292239005 Two Notch Rd
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120 Highland Center Drive, Columbia, SC 29203120 Highland Center Drive
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 - 120 Highland Center Drive
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South Carolina Strep Tests

Strep tests are frequently used to determine if you have group A or group B strep. Group A strep is a bacteria that causes strep throat, which is a sore throat illness. The bacteria Group B strep is found in the vaginal area, as well as the digestive and urinary tracts, but it rarely produces symptoms.

If you have signs of strep throat, such as a painful throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, and enlarged lymph nodes, your doctor may request a strep A test. A rapid strep test or a regular strep test can both be used to identify Strep A, and both are done in the same way.

You will be asked to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide during a strep A test. The healthcare professional will use a tongue depressor to gently keep your tongue down while taking a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a lengthy swab. The strep A test is quick and painless, but it may cause some discomfort. The fast strep test yields results in minutes, while the normal test takes one to two days.

Only women who are 36 to 37 weeks pregnant are routinely tested for strep B. Group B strep can be transferred to a baby when it travels through the birth canal since it lives in the vaginal and rectum. The strep B test can be done with a swab or a urine sample.

You or your doctor will use a cotton swab to gather tissue and fluid samples from your vaginal and rectum during a strep B swab test. Your doctor will ask you to urinate into a sterile cup for a strep B urine test. Your sample will then be sent to a laboratory for additional investigation, with findings arriving in one to two days.

If your strep test is positive, your doctor will work with you to determine the best course of action. Antibiotics are commonly used to treat strep A and strep B infections. Antibiotics are routinely given through an IV line to a mother with strep B during delivery to prevent the infection from spreading to her baby.

Strep Test FAQs

  • How long does a strep test take?

    A strep test typically takes only a few minutes. The strep A test is performed with a throat swab, while the strep B test is performed with a cotton swab or a urine sample. Depending on the procedure utilized, your healthcare professional can tell you how long your strep test will take.

  • What happens if you test positive for group B strep?

    Adults rarely have signs or sickness from Group B strep, but it can be harmful for newborn babies. Antibiotics are routinely administered to women who test positive for group B strep during pregnancy to prevent the infection from being transmitted to the baby as it travels through the birth canal. Antibiotics are not required for women with group B strep who are having a scheduled Cesarean section since the baby will not be exposed to the germs in the birth canal.

  • How much does a strep test cost in South Carolina?

    The cost of a strep test is determined by a number of factors, including provider rates, the type of test (throat swab, vaginal swab, or urinalysis), geographic region, and whether or not your health plan covers this treatment. The easiest method to find out how much a strep test will cost is to get an estimate from your health insurance company or the step test company.

  • Does insurance cover strep testing in South Carolina?

    Most health insurance plans will pay the cost of strep testing, especially if your doctor believes the test is medically required based on your symptoms and current health situation. To discover more about your coverage and benefits, contact your insurance carrier directly, or ask your strep testing provider if they can run a complimentary insurance benefits check on your behalf.

  • How do they test for strep throat in South Carolina?

    The strep A test can be used to diagnose strep throat. Your healthcare provider will first ask you to lean back in your chair and open your mouth wide. Then they'll take a tissue sample from the back of your throat with a long cotton swab. The quick strep A test and the normal strep A test both use this testing procedure.

  • How long does it take to get strep test results in South Carolina?

    The quick test for strep A offers results in 10 to 20 minutes, whereas the usual test for strep A takes 24 to 48 hours. The results of a strep B test are usually available within 24 to 48 hours. You can get a better indication of when you should expect your findings from your doctor or the strep test provider.

  • What is a rapid strep test?

    Only group A strep can be diagnosed with a fast strep test. Antigens are substances that cause an immunological response, and this test looks for them. A rapid strep test gives you results in minutes rather than days, and it's done the same manner as a regular strep test. Using a throat swab as a test.

  • How accurate is the rapid strep test?

    A reliable result can be obtained using a quick strep test. If the fast test results are negative and the patient is suffering many symptoms of strep throat, some clinicians may order a traditional strep A test. A normal throat culture test for strep A is more accurate than a quick test for strep A, but it takes longer to get the results.

  • Where should I get a strep test in South Carolina?

    Many healthcare practitioners, including your primary care physician and urgent care clinics, can administer strep testing. If you're pregnant, a specialist like a midwife or an OB-GYN may do the strep B test for you or send you to a lab that does. You can also use Solv to identify a lab in your neighborhood that offers high-quality strep tests and schedule a same-day appointment.

  • How can I book a strep test through Solv?

    Enter "strep test" or "strep throat" into the Search area on our webpage, then choose your location from the dropdown menu. Solv will provide you a list of top-rated strep testing providers in your region. Find the physician you wish to see, then click "Call now" to schedule a strep test appointment, or go to the provider's profile for more information.

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