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559 E Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905559 E Alisal St
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 - 559 E Alisal St
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535 E Romie Ln, Salinas, CA 93901535 E Romie Ln
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 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
Labcorp - 535 E Romie Ln
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212 San Jose St, Salinas, CA 93901212 San Jose St
Open 3:30 pm
  • Mon 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Tue 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Thu 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fri 6:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.18(533 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 212 San Jose St
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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1326 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 939061326 Natividad Rd
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 - 1326 Natividad Rd
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631 E Alvin Dr, Salinas, CA 93906631 E Alvin Dr
Open 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 - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.12(489 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 631 E Alvin 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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631 E Alvin Dr, Salinas, CA 93906631 E Alvin Dr
Labcorp - 631 E Alvin Dr
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294 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933294 Reservation Rd
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
4.36(477 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 294 Reservation Rd
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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1173 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 939551173 Fremont Blvd
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 - 1173 Fremont Blvd
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815 Canyon Del Rey Blvd, Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940815 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
Open12:30 pm
  • 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
4.26(597 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 815 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
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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880 Cass St, Monterey, CA 93940880 Cass St
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 - 880 Cass St
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757 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940757 Pacific St
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
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.23(410 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 757 Pacific St
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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1212 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 939501212 Forest Ave
Open11:30 am
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.33(579 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 1212 Forest Ave
After receiving my results, I called Quest Lab Testing and discussed the results with a consultation. This consultation filled in my knowledge gaps and made me more aware of my particular situation.
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133 4th St, Gonzales, CA 93926133 4th St
Open until12:00 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
Labcorp - 133 4th St
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591 Tres Pinos Rd, Hollister, CA 95023591 Tres Pinos Rd
Open11:30 am
  • Mon 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tue 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wed 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Thu 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Fri 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.5(443 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 591 Tres Pinos 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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202 Green Valley Rd, Freedom, CA 95019202 Green Valley Rd
Open 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
4.19(569 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 202 Green Valley 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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212 Green Valley Rd, Freedom, CA 95019212 Green Valley Rd
4.32(491 reviews)
Unilab Quest Diagnostics - 212 Green Valley Rd
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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272 Green Valley Rd, Freedom, CA 95019272 Green Valley Rd
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 - 272 Green Valley Rd
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700 W 6th St, Gilroy, CA 95020700 W 6th St
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 - 700 W 6th St
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7880 Wren Ave, Gilroy, CA 950207880 Wren Ave
Open10:30 am
  • Mon 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Tue 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Wed 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Thu 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SunClosed
4.36(442 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 7880 Wren Ave
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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9360 No Name Uno, Gilroy, CA 950209360 No Name Uno
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
4.25(492 reviews)
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Quest Diagnostics, Gilroy - 9360 No Name Uno
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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Getting tested for Tuberculosis

A tuberculosis test identifies whether or not you've ever been infected. It won't tell you whether your illness is current or latent, but it will tell you if you've had this bacterial infection before.

A tuberculosis test can be performed on the skin or in the blood. Neither test necessitates any extra preparation.

During the skin test, the TB test provider injects a small protein called PPD beneath the first layer of your skin. A positive reaction to PPD, which is generated from tuberculosis bacteria, can indicate that you have had tuberculosis. After 48 to 72 hours, the TB test provider will request that you return to the clinic so that the injection site may be thoroughly checked to confirm or rule out a positive result.

During the blood test, the TB test practitioner takes a small sample of blood from your arm with a tiny needle. Following that, your sample is sent to a lab for examination and determination of whether or not you have tuberculosis.

When you have TB symptoms, you should get a tuberculosis test. Fever, chest pain, exhaustion, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, a cough that lasts at least three weeks, and coughing up blood are all symptoms of tuberculosis.

A tuberculosis test may be ordered if you are deemed to be at high risk for tuberculosis. A weaker immune system, contact with people who have tuberculosis, or travel to a country where tuberculosis is common are all risk factors for tuberculosis. Furthermore, some employers, including healthcare facilities, correctional facilities, and people who work or volunteer at homeless shelters, require employees to receive tuberculosis tests on a regular basis.

TB Test FAQs

  • What does a positive TB test look like?

    When you take the TB skin test, a huge bump will appear on your arm at the injection site if you have had a TB infection. This hump, which may appear red and bloated, indicates that you have tuberculosis germs in your body. During your visit, your doctor or the TB test provider will measure and check the bump to see if you have TB.

  • Where can I get a TB test in Salinas?

    Tuberculosis tests are available from a variety of healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, hospitals, walk-in clinics and laboratories, pharmacies, and urgent care clinics. If you exhibit signs of active tuberculosis, your doctor may refer you to a tuberculosis testing facility. Solv can also help you locate the top TB testing facilities in your area.

  • What is a TB test?

    tuberculosis testing available are a skin test and a blood test. A protein called PPD generated from tuberculosis germs is injected into your skin as part of the skin test to see how your body reacts to it. A small amount of blood is taken from your arm and submitted to a lab for confirmation of tuberculosis bacteria.

  • How long is a TB test good for?

    You should have your tuberculosis test repeated every four years, whether you test positive or negative. Tuberculosis patients who test positive may be required to have a chest X-ray before being tested every four years. Your employer or doctor may prescribe a TB test more regularly than every four years based on specific work policies or your symptoms and health status.

  • How much does a TB test cost in Salinas?

    A tuberculosis test's cost is determined by a number of factors, including the test's kind, provider rates, geographic location, and whether or not the test is covered by your health insurance plan. Contact each TB test provider directly to find more about price and rates, or contact your health insurance company to learn more about your TB testing benefits and coverage.

  • Does insurance cover TB testing in Salinas?

    Many health insurance coverage includes tuberculosis testing, particularly if your doctor believes it is medically necessary based on your symptoms or level of contact with tuberculosis patients. Some companies may reimburse the cost of tuberculosis testing if it is required at work. Contact your health insurance provider directly to learn more about your TB test benefits and coverage.

  • How often do you need a TB test in Salinas?

    Employers often screen employees who are required to get tested for tuberculosis every four years. If you spend time with someone who has tuberculosis or have traveled to a region where tuberculosis is common and prevalent, such as Africa or Russia, your doctor may prescribe that you get a TB test on a regular basis. Ask your employer or doctor how often you should get a TB test based on these factors.

  • How long does a TB test take in Salinas?

    The TB blood test usually takes less than five minutes because it involves taking a small sample of blood from your arm. The TB skin test is also quick, but you'll need to come back to the clinic 48 to 72 hours later to have the injection site checked for a reaction. When you call to schedule a tuberculosis test, the provider will be able to give you a more exact time estimate.

  • How can I book a TB test through Solv?

    A TB test can be scheduled easily and quickly with Solv. Go to the Solv Home page, type "TB test" into the search box, and then select your area from the right-hand dropdown menu. Solv will present you with a selection of top-rated tuberculosis (TB) test providers in your area who can assist you. Choose your favorite tuberculosis test provider and contact them using the information provided to make an appointment.

  • Can I do at-home TB testing in Salinas?

    Test kits for tuberculosis that can be used at home are no longer available. Some healthcare providers, on the other hand, may visit your home to give a tuberculosis test, albeit this service may be limited to persons who are unable to leave their homes due to physical limitations. If you or a family member is unable to leave the house to take the test, speak with your doctor about the possibility of at-home TB testing.

Sources

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

  1. Minnesota Department of Health. The TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Test (Mantoux)
    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/tb/basics/factsheets/tst.html#2
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What You Need to Know About the Tuberculosis Skin Test
    https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/pamphlets/tb_skin_test.pdf
  3. MedlinePlus. Tuberculosis Screening
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/tuberculosis-screening/
  4. Los Angeles County. Department of Health Services Public Health Programs - TB Control Program
    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/tb/TBManual/TBTestQA.pdf
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tuberculosis (TB) Who Should be Tested
    https://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/whobetested.htm

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