Laboratory Resources 




Clinical Laboratory Information

Emergency Preparedness

To enhance laboratory preparedness, CDC established the Laboratory Response Network, LRN, in 1999. The newly created LRN was utilized for rapid detection of Bacillus anthracis during the anthrax attacks in 2001. Once again during the SARS outbreak the LRN was called upon. The LRN has grown from a network of primary public health laboratories to include veterinary, military, and international laboratories.

Additional resources can be found at Centers for Disease Control.

Hospital Laboratories

Laboratory Information

Testing Presumptive Agent Identification

Additional Resources

American Society for Microbiology

Contact Number: To report suspected cases call the after hours number at the –
Arkansas Department of Health Communication Center (501) 661-2136 or 1 (800) 633-1735