Call your doctor or a health care provider if you think you need to be tested.
If you develop severe symptoms and haven't been tested, you should call ahead to an ER to tell them you are coming, or contact emergency medical services for transport to the facility. This advanced notice allows the facility time to prepare and minimize unnecessary exposure to staff and other patients.
The New Mexico Department of Health is implementing a 14-day home quarantine for people who have been in contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or who have traveled to areas of the world that are considered high-risk. The department conducts daily symptom and fever monitoring to determine if they develop symptoms. If so, epidemiologists arrange immediate testing and medical evaluation.
People without symptoms of a respiratory infection are currently not being tested. Test results may not be accurate for asymptomatic people and do not reflect the risk of becoming infected in the future, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.
The Department of Health's scientific labs and select TriCore locations are conducting testing.
Test results are generally available in 24 to 48 hours.