Call your health care provider if you have symptoms to discuss whether you should be evaluated in person and considered for testing. If so, your provider will consult the Arkansas Department of Health about testing.
If you do not have a regular provider, call the nearest health care facility that can provide an evaluation or call an emergency room if you are in need of emergency care.
The state typically only tests people who are symptomatic. Test results are available approximately 24 hours after they arrive at the state lab.
There is some private lab testing in the state, which may have a different turnaround time for results and do not require approval by the state department of health.