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Medical Access, Germantown- Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.66(229 reviews)
12321 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 2087412321 Middlebrook Road
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Even though there were a dozen patients waiting, they got to me quickly..I really liked this Dr.
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Medical Access, Germantown- Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.66(229 reviews)
12321 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 2087412321 Middlebrook Road
OpenWed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Even though there were a dozen patients waiting, they got to me quickly..I really liked this Dr.
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Nova Patient Care, Falls Church

Nova Patient Care

4.43(23 reviews)
5860 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 220415860 Columbia Pike
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Went very well with good staff Treated in car so don’t know about cleanliness. Staff very friendly and did great job. Would recommend 29 mins wait.convenient checking Booked appt on line
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Vista Medical Center, Crystal City

Vista Medical Center

5.0(8 reviews)
320 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202320 23rd St S
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My first visit. I had made an appointment and had no wait time. The staff member took my vitals and noted my concerns for the treating physician. The physician was pleasant and professional, and diagnosed my condition, and prescribed prescription medication for my cough and wheezing condition. It has now been 2 days and I feel like he medication is helping to address my condition.
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Friends Medical Laboratory

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5820 Southwestern Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 212275820 Southwestern Blvd
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701 Digital Dr, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090701 Digital Dr
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Water Testing Laboratories of Maryl

Water Testing Laboratories of Maryl

406 S Camp Meade Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090406 S Camp Meade Rd
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ARCpoint Labs of Columbia, Elkridge

ARCpoint Labs of Columbia

6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Elkridge, MD 210756020 Meadowridge Center Dr
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4600 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212294600 Wilkens Ave
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Labcorp

7556 Teague Rd, Hanover, MD 210767556 Teague Rd
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3449 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212293449 Wilkens Ave
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Detect Lab

3449 Wilkens Ave, Baltimore, MD 212293449 Wilkens Ave
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8186 Lark Brown Rd, Elkridge, MD 210758186 Lark Brown Rd
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Bay Clinical Laboratories

Bay Clinical Laboratories

5704 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, MD 212255704 Ritchie Hwy
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5740 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, MD 212255740 Ritchie Hwy
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85 Kindred Way, Glen Burnie, MD 2106185 Kindred Way
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1600 Crain Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 210611600 Crain Hwy
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DNA Paternity Testing Center

DNA Paternity Testing Center

400 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201400 W Franklin St
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Cholesterol Test FAQs

  • Do I need to see a doctor before getting a cholesterol test in Elkridge?

    A cholesterol test is often a simple blood test. While you do not need to see a doctor first, it is a good idea to call your doctor's office and ask about the type of test that will be performed. This is because some cholesterol tests need you to fast before taking them.

  • How much do cholesterol tests cost in Elkridge?

    A cholesterol test's price is determined by several factors, including the type of test required, the location where the test is administered, and whether or not you have health insurance. For example, a cholesterol test at a walk-in clinic or drugstore could cost around $100.

  • Does insurance cover cholesterol screening?

    Cholesterol testing is commonly performed as part of a yearly physical exam, which is usually covered by insurance. Your insurance plan, on the other hand, may place limitations on cholesterol testing. They might pay for a cholesterol test every five years, for example. You can find out what your policy covers by calling your insurance carrier or looking at your policy papers.

  • How can you tell if you have high cholesterol without a test?

    High cholesterol has no visible indications or symptoms. The only way to know if you have high cholesterol is to have a blood test. Over the age of 35 and 45, men and women should get their cholesterol levels examined. You may be at risk for high cholesterol if you have a BMI of 30 or more, don't get enough exercise, smoke, drink too much alcohol, or consume too much saturated or trans fat.

  • What can I eat the night before a cholesterol test?

    You should avoid eating or drinking anything other than water the night before your cholesterol test if your doctor has recommended you to fast. If your doctor has not recommended you to fast, you can eat and drink normally. Consult your doctor if you're unsure whether or not you should fast.

  • How long should I fast before a cholesterol test?

    Most people must fast for 9 to 12 hours before taking a cholesterol test. Fasting for at least 12 hours prior to your test will assist ensure that a single meal has no impact on your results. All cholesterol tests do not require fasting, so check with your doctor and make sure you follow their instructions.

  • How do I interpret cholesterol blood test results?

    A cholesterol test measures total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. There may also be triglycerides and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL). Total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol should be low, whereas HDL cholesterol should be high. Inquiring with your doctor for assistance in interpreting your results is always a good idea. High total cholesterol may be caused by a higher HDL level, which is actually good. It's vital to understand how your test findings are broken down.

  • What is a normal cholesterol range?

    The unit of measurement for cholesterol is milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Adults with total cholesterol levels less than 200 mg/dL are generally considered healthy. Blood sugar levels of 240 mg/dL are considered dangerously high. LDL cholesterol levels should be under 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). 160 mg/dL of LDL cholesterol is considered high. HDL levels should be at least 60 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Low HDL levels of 40 mg/dL or below are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.

  • How can I book a cholesterol test through Solv?

    With Solv, scheduling a cholesterol test is simple. Simply type "cholesterol" into the search box, and when the cholesterol test option appears, select it. You can choose to use an existing location or create a new one. You'll discover a list of providers in your area, as well as available appointment times, on the next page. To schedule an appointment, select a time and location that is convenient for you and fill out the form.

  • Can I do an at home cholesterol testing in Elkridge?

    At-home cholesterol testing are possible, but they aren't necessarily accurate or reliable. Pricking your finger with a lancet and transferring a few drops of blood to a test strip are the most common methods for at-home cholesterol testing. Unfortunately, if these tests aren't done appropriately, they can be inaccurate. Furthermore, they usually only measure total cholesterol, which isn't as useful as knowing how your LDL and HDL cholesterol are distributed. For the best results, have the test performed by a certified healthcare provider.

Elkridge Cholesterol Tests

Cholesterol isn't always a negative thing. It aids in the growth of cells and the production of hormones, among other things. On the other hand, too much cholesterol might be dangerous.

Cholesterol comes from two different places. The liver produces cholesterol, and dietary cholesterol comes from the foods you eat. Cholesterol is found in meat, dairy, and eggs, among other animal products. Foods high in saturated and trans fats may cause your liver to produce more cholesterol than you need, resulting in dangerous cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, which are two of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. In the United States, approximately 38% of people have high total cholesterol levels. Because high cholesterol has no symptoms, it's critical to have your levels checked to ensure they're within normal ranges. Cholesterol levels in children and teenagers should also be checked.

According to the CDC, those over the age of 20 who have a low risk of cardiovascular disease should get their cholesterol checked every five years. Those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should have their cholesterol checked more frequently. Other risk factors for heart disease

Fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can help you lower your cholesterol. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and eliminate trans fats from your diet as much as feasible. Trans fats are widely found in store-bought cookies and baked goods, and are labeled as "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" on food labels. Limit your intake of processed foods, especially those heavy in sugar, and consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Increase your physical activity by at least three times per week. Any type of physical activity is useful. Instead of taking the elevator during your lunch break, go for a walk. Aim for at least 10,000 steps per day.

Don't smoke, and drink alcohol only in moderation. Not only will these changes help you lower your cholesterol, but they will also improve your cardiovascular health.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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