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Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 Testing in Arkansas

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Is there an age limit for testing babies and children?

We provide COVID-19 testing for all ages. 

Is this the rapid (Antigen) test?

No. We test samples using a real-time, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)
instrument, which is considered the gold-standard of COVID-19 testing. The RT-PCR test is the
most accurate and sensitive test available. Patient results are typically available the next day and
give a more accurate result than the Antigen test. 

Is there a Rapid PCR test? 
Yes. Our West Little Rock location offers a Rapid PCR Accula test and Covid/FLU/RSV test (one swab) with results typically available 6 hours after testing.

Do I need an appointment for a COVID-19 Test?

There is no appointment necessary to be tested for COVID-19 in Arkansas. Upon arrival, patient
information will be collected via QR code. The Drive-Thru testing staff will be available to assist
you through each step of the testing process. 

What are the qualifications for getting COVID-19 tested?

Patients can be tested for COVID-19 in Arkansas who are symptomatic, have had known exposure,
or need screening for travel, work requirements, or peace of mind. If you are using insurance,
please verify your COVID-19 testing coverage with them prior to being tested. 

How much does the COVID-19 test cost?

If you are covered by insurance, there is no out-of-pocket cost to be tested.  
If you do not have insurance, there is a $100 charge per test. 

The cost is $100 for any testing required for leisure or out of country testing.

We accept cash and major credit cards. 

Does my insurance cover a COVID-19 test?

Yes, insurance will cover the cost of your COVID-19 tested in Central and Northwest Arkansas.
However, we do not run insurance on any leisure or international travel testing 

How quickly will I get my COVID-19 test results?

Times depend on the type of test performed: 
PCR-COVID-19 results are available 24-36 hours after testing.

Rapid PCR-COVID-19 Accula and COVID-19/FLU/RSV are available 6 hours after testing.

How will I receive my COVID-19 test results?

Results can be accessed via the Patient Portal here.
Results are in a PDF format and can be printed for your records. You will also receive an email after you register at the drive-through that will ask to create a password for our portal. Once that is complete, you will receive another email when your results are finalized, with a link taking you to our patient portal. 

What if I test positive for COVID-19?

Should you test positive for COVID-19, please contact your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for
further instructions. You may also reference the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Arkansas
Department of Health (ADH) websites for up-to-date recommendation for quarantine and
other guidelines. All results are sent to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), a representatives
will follow up with you in the event the result is POSITIVE. 

What cities do we test for COVID-19 in Arkansas?

We are proudly offering Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing in West Little Rock and Arkansas Children Hospital.
Stay tuned on our website for further information.

Natural State Laboratories and NS Genomics offer independent COVID-19 Drive-Thru locations across
Arkansas. Our Drive-Thru teams are committed to providing a smooth, efficient testing experience; results
available next day, in most cases through our online, HIPPA-compliant portal. Positives are reported to
the Arkansas Department of Health. 

FAQ Covid-19 Testing Arkansas


Natural State Laboratories
Natural State Genomics

Call (501) 753-0100

Corporate Offices:

1514 Market Street

Suite A150

Little Rock, AR  72211

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