Laboratory Services 

Clinical Testing

The clinical laboratories at the Public Health Laboratory  test  for infectious agents in humans and animals, provides reference testing in support of epidemiological investigations, and serve as the State’s response laboratory for the identification of biothreat agents.  In addition the clinical laboratory tests all newborns in the state for inherited disorders that cause severe mental and/or physical illnesses.

  • Immunology/Serology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Newborn Screening
  • Parasitology
  • Rabies
  • STDs

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CLIA Certificate

Environmental Testing

Approximately 240 million Americans get their drinking water from public water systems. Working in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Arkansas Department of Health environmental laboratories protect the public’s drinking water by conducting regular water quality analysis of water samples from water sources around the state for pesticides, herbicides, metals and other contaminants.   In addition, Environmental laboratories serve as the State’s response laboratory to chemical threat agents.
The Public Health Laboratory also provides bacteriological and chemical analysis for dairy products produced within the state.  These analysis help verify that Arkansas dairy products are in compliance with state and federal standards.

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Radio-chemistry
  • Microbiology

Office of Alcohol Testing

Terrorism Preparedness and Response

Support Services

  • Information Technology
  • Training and Outreach
  • Quality Assurance

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