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573 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701573 Worcester Rd
OpenMon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I made an appointment on line for 10 am, I got there at 9:50, i was taken right in, treated and done by 10:35 Very friendly, punctual and clean. Ruthie was the triage nurse and was very friendly and Ned was my Dr, he was very friendly and explained everything that was causing my issues. I was very happy with my treatment.
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4.13(16 reviews)
80 Summer Street, Boston, MA 0211080 Summer Street
OpenMon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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4.47(192 reviews)
4110 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford, MA 021554110 Mystic Valley Pkwy
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4.78(3.7k reviews)
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776 Western Ave, Lynn, MA 01905776 Western Ave
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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This was my first time using an urgent care..I was/am very impressed with the all.areond services..will definitely use in the future and will definitely refer people

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4.53(17 reviews)
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Legacy Place Building 400, Dedham, MA 02026Legacy Place Building 400
OpenMon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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It was my first time at Carbon Health and I had a wonderful experience. The staff was all friendly, the facility was clean and welcoming and Alyna Dale was incredibly cooperative and helpful. I’ll easily come here again.

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5.0(6 reviews)
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573 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701573 Worcester Rd
OpenMon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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I made an appointment on line for 10 am, I got there at 9:50, i was taken right in, treated and done by 10:35 Very friendly, punctual and clean. Ruthie was the triage nurse and was very friendly and Ned was my Dr, he was very friendly and explained everything that was causing my issues. I was very happy with my treatment.

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4.35(51 reviews)
129 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845129 Turnpike St
OpenMon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The staff were excellent and compassionate. The facility was very clean

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4.51(148 reviews)
1210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 024671210 Boylston St
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Convenient location. Short wait. Have had Jim do pcr test several times. Friendly and relaxed.

4.43(108 reviews)
1019 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 024521019 Trapelo Rd
OpenMon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Excellent physician (Alicia) explaining medical terms so thoroughly. Absolutely loving my first experience here!

4.78(374 reviews)
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719 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026719 Providence Hwy
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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  • Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Other than the wait times to be released from a short test, the staff here were super professional, welcoming, and friendly!

5.0(1 reviews)
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97 Pearl St, Braintree, MA 0218497 Pearl St
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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4.84(225 reviews)
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101 Commerce Way, Woburn, MA 01801101 Commerce Way
OpenMon 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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No waiting, great bedside manner, and helped in the moment (Motrin, juice, popsicle). Never felt rushed or not listened too.

4.53(403 reviews)
966 Park St, Stoughton, MA 02072966 Park St
OpenMon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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I came here for a glucose test for my OBGYN office and needed to get the test done quickly. This facility is clean and simple, and staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for your flexibility and for your help!

4.39(580 reviews)
135 Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01840135 Broadway
OpenMon 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Super quick and clean! I waited for less than 5 min & check in was smooth. The technician who took the sample did it quickly and I barely felt the needle

649 Old West Central St, Franklin, MA 02038649 Old West Central St
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4.42(414 reviews)
25 Pelham Rd, Salem, NH 0307925 Pelham Rd
OpenMon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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This has to be the nicest, cleanest, most professional lab facility I have ever been to. I went in around lunchtime, expecting delays and lots of impatient people. What I experienced was far from this. The assistant, was very professional and courteous. There were two other patients and they handled each of us with respect and due diligence. I plan on coming to this location for ALL my lab work in the future! Plus, I have been recommending this place to all my friends and colleagues.

4.15(531 reviews)
49 NH-111A, Windham, NH 0308749 NH-111A
OpenMon 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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I was very impressed by how quickly the test was done, and relatively painlessly. Very quick in and out. You can only get this with someone who's been doing this for 20 years. Come if you're afraid of needles and want steady hands!

1.0(1 reviews)
200 Washington St, North Attleboro, MA 02109200 Washington St
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581 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116581 Boylston St
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1340 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 021151340 Boylston Street
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4.5(484 reviews)
1400 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 021381400 Cambridge St
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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 Massachusetts?

    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 Massachusetts?

    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 Massachusetts?

    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 Massachusetts?

    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 Massachusetts?

    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.

Massachusetts 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.

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