TB Test

TB Testing

If you are experiencing any symptoms like cough, chest pain, fever, weight loss or any other unusual symptoms, you need to get yourself tested for tuberculosis.

 

You can save your spot online or by walking in. We’re open every day of the year and offer convenient same-day, evening, weekend, and holiday care.

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What is Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which mainly affects the lungs, although many systems can be involved. It is a contagious disease that spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes or comes in close contact with healthy individuals.

 

Those people who have a weakened immune system or have contracted HIV or AIDS are more prone to contracting tuberculosis than individuals with a healthy immune system.

Types of TB Testing at Urgent Care

There are three common types of tuberculosis testing done in urgent care clinics. This may include:

  • Blood Test: In this test, the healthcare provider checks the levels of interferon-gamma produced in your body due to infection. A high level in test results indicates that you have an active or latent TB.
  • Tuberculin Skin Test: This test is done by injecting a fluid (called tuberculin) into the skin of the forearm. If there’s swelling of a lump on the injection site within 2 or 3 days, it means that you are positive for TB.
  • Chest X-rays: Your doctor might order a chest X-ray at the start of treatment or even during the treatment to evaluate the spread of infection in your lungs if you have an active TB infection.
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When Should You Be Tested for Tuberculosis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generally recommends tuberculosis testing for individuals at higher risk of infection, including those who:

  • Been around someone with TB: This means spending close time with someone who has been diagnosed with active TB.
  • Have TB symptoms: Signs like fever, chills, sweating at night, a cough that won't go away, trouble eating, or weight loss without trying.
  • Have a weakened immune system or HIV infection
  • Live in or have visited areas with high TB rates

Find an Urgent Care Near You

If you have been exposed to or need an evaluation for a possible Tuberculosis, visit any of our conveniently located urgent cares in Laredo Tx, Weslaco Tx and Tx Pharr Tx for STD testing. With extended hours, seven days a week, there is no need to take a day off from work to receive high-quality health care. Contact us or book an appointment online.
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TB Test FAQs

Common Urgent Care Needs

Common Illness

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☑️ Colds and Coughs

☑️ Diarrhea

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☑️ Fever

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☑️ Urinary Track Infection

Common injuries

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☑️ Sprains

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Services

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Why DOC-AID Urgent Care

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Patient-centric

We believe in working together to get you the urgent care you need, valuing your input and working together to create a treatment plan that aligns with your needs and goals.

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Timely care

We understand that you have a lot on your plate. And when you’re not feeling your best, the last thing on your mind is waiting for the care you need.

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Affordable

We accept most major insurance plans, and urgent care usually means lower co-pays compared to the ER. Don't have insurance? We offer reasonable rates to make sure everyone gets the quality care they deserve.

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Open Late Night

Need immediate but non-emergency care? We offer extended evening hours for urgent, non-emergency needs, providing convenient after-work options.

 

Locations for Doc-Aid Urgent Care in Laredo, TX

Monarch Drive Laredo, TX

  • 2438 Monarch Drive Suite A-375 Laredo, TX 78045
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E. Saunders Laredo, TX

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