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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
OpenTue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Nova Patient Care, Falls Church

Nova Patient Care

4.43(23 reviews)
5860 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 220415860 Columbia Pike
OpenTue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Recent patient review

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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I was seen quickly, without being in a waiting room for hours! Friendly and thorough, an amazing patient experience!

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Nova Patient Care, Kingstowne

Nova Patient Care

4.41(87 reviews)
5876 Kingstowne Blvd, Alexandria, VA 223155876 Kingstowne Blvd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Recent patient review

It was great to be able to drive up to get a Covid test. They were quick, efficient, and timely.
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Medical Access, Alexandria Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.5(203 reviews)
7598 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 223157598 Telegraph Rd
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The front desk staff were friendly and efficient and the doctor was kind, thorough, and knowledgeable. I very much appreciated the clear treatment plan I was given and the follow-up call giving me x-ray results.
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Nova Patient Care, Smoketown Plaza

Nova Patient Care

4.49(82 reviews)
13820 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge, VA 2219213820 Smoketown Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
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I love this place! Folks are friendly, competent and efficient!
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Medical Access, Woodbridge Urgent Care

Medical Access

4.35(75 reviews)
14527 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodbridge, VA 2219114527 Jefferson Davis Hwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

Virginia Urgent and Primary Care

4.0(1 reviews)
5501 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 221515501 Backlick Rd
OpenTue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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
OpenTue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Recent patient review

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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Labcorp

Labcorp

44035 Riverside Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 2017644035 Riverside Pkwy
OpenTue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

43810 Central Station Dr, Ashburn, VA 2014743810 Central Station Dr
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

2 Pidgeon Hill Dr, Sterling, VA 201652 Pidgeon Hill Dr
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Labcorp

Labcorp

21475 Ridgetop Cir, Dulles, VA 2016621475 Ridgetop Cir
OpenTue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

222 Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175222 Catoctin Cir SE
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Labcorp

Labcorp

13900 Park Center Rd, Herndon, VA 2017113900 Park Center Rd
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Labcorp

Labcorp

112 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170112 Elden St
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Labcorp

Labcorp

4001 Fair Ridge Dr, Fairfax, VA 220334001 Fair Ridge Dr
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Sunrise Medical Laboratories

Sunrise Medical Laboratories

303 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA 22180303 Maple Ave W
OpenTue 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

9711 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 208509711 Medical Center Dr
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BioReference Laboratories

BioReference Laboratories

806 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878806 W Diamond Ave
OpenTue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Labcorp

Labcorp

814 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878814 W Diamond Ave
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Cholesterol Test FAQs

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

    A cholesterol test is usually a simple blood test. While you don’t necessarily need to see a doctor first, it’s a good idea to call your doctor’s office and ask what type of test they will perform. That’s because some cholesterol tests may require you to fast before your test.

  • How much do cholesterol tests cost?

    The cost of a cholesterol test depends on several factors, such as the type of test required, where you get tested, and whether you have health insurance. For instance, a cholesterol test at a walk-in clinic or pharmacy may cost around $100.

  • Does insurance cover cholesterol screening?

    Cholesterol testing is often performed during an annual physical, which is typically covered by insurance. However, your insurance plan may have some limitations on cholesterol testing. For example, they may pay for a cholesterol test once every five years. To know what is covered by your insurance plan, you can call your insurance company or check your plan documents.

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

    High cholesterol has no symptoms. The only way to tell if you have high cholesterol is with a blood test. Men over the age of 35 and women over the age of 45 should have their cholesterol tested. You may be at risk of high cholesterol if you have a BMI of 30 or higher, don’t get enough exercise, smoke, drink alcohol in excess, and eat too much saturated fat or trans fat.

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

    If your doctor has instructed you to fast before your cholesterol test, you should not have anything to eat or drink other than water the night before your test. If your doctor has not instructed you to fast, you can eat and drink normally. If you aren’t sure whether you should fast, contact your doctor’s office.

  • How long should I fast before a cholesterol test?

    Most people are required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before a cholesterol test. Fasting prior to your test will help ensure that your test results are not influenced by a single meal. Not all cholesterol tests require fasting, so check with your healthcare provider and make sure to follow their instructions.

  • How do I interpret cholesterol blood test results?

    A cholesterol test includes several metrics, including total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. It may also include triglycerides and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL). Generally, you want your total cholesterol and LDL to be low and your HDL to be high. It’s always a good idea to ask your doctor for help interpreting your results. High total cholesterol could be caused by a higher HDL level, which is actually good. Understanding the breakdown of your test numbers is important.

  • What is a normal cholesterol range?

    Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). For adults, total cholesterol levels of less than 200 mg/dL are generally considered good. A reading of 240 mg/dL is considered very high. LDL cholesterol levels should be below 100 mg/dL. An LDL reading of 160 mg/dL is considered high. HDL levels should be 60 mg/dL or higher. An HDL reading of 40 mg/dL or lower is a major risk factor for heart disease.

  • How can I book a cholesterol test through Solv?

    Booking a cholesterol test through Solv is easy. Simply start typing “cholesterol” in the search box and select the option for cholesterol test when it appears. You can use your current location or enter a different location. On the next page, you will see a list of providers near you, along with available appointment times. Select a time and location that is convenient for you and enter your information to schedule an appointment.

  • Can I do an at home cholesterol testing?

    At home cholesterol tests are available, but they may not be accurate or valid. Home cholesterol tests typically involve using a lancet to prick your finger and then applying a few drops of blood onto a test strip. Unfortunately, these tests can be inaccurate if not done correctly.. Also, they typically only check for total cholesterol, which isn’t as useful as knowing your breakdown of LDL and HDL. For the best results, have the test performed by a qualified healthcare provider.

About Cholesterol Tests

Cholesterol is not inherently bad. Your body has many uses for it, such as building cells and producing hormones. Too much cholesterol, however, can cause problems.

Cholesterol comes from two different sources. The liver produces cholesterol, and you also get dietary cholesterol from the foods you eat. Animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs all contain cholesterol. Foods high in saturated and trans fat can cause your liver to produce more cholesterol than you need, resulting in unhealthy cholesterol levels.

High cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, which are two leading causes of death in the United States. Approximately 38 percent of American adults have high total cholesterol levels. Because high cholesterol has no symptoms, it’s important to have your cholesterol levels checked and make sure you are within healthy ranges. Even children and adolescents should have their cholesterol levels checked.

The CDC recommends that people over the age of 20 who have a low risk of cardiovascular disease have their cholesterol checked every 5 years [3]. Those with risk factors for cardiovascular disease should have their cholesterol checked more often. Other risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Fortunately, there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to lower your cholesterol. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and eliminate trans fats from your diet as much as possible. Trans fats are often listed on food labels as “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” and are present in store-bought cookies and baked goods. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and avoid processed foods, especially those high in sugar.

Exercise at least three days a week, and get more physical activity. Any type of physical activity helps. Go for a walk on your lunch break, and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Aim for at least 10,000 steps each day.

Don’t smoke, and drink alcohol only in moderation. Not only will these changes help reduce your cholesterol, but they’ll also improve your overall cardiovascular health.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

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