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LabCorp made its COVID-19 test available on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Panel to Order: 139900

LabCorp 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAA

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 to assist in the diagnosis of COVID-2019 infections.
Methodology: Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA)
https://www.labcorp.com/tests/139900/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-naa

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Q&A: LabCorp's Testing for COVID-19
https://www.labcorp.com/assets-media/2330

  • COVID-19 tests performed by LabCorp are qualitative assays using PCR technology (polymerase chain reaction)
  • Beginning Mon Mar 16 2020, LabCorp is performing the Roche test for COVID-19
  • Tests have the same test code, 139900

Sample Report, 139900
https://files.labcorp.com/testmenu-d8/sample_reports/139900.pdf

Information from LabCorp about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.labcorp.com/information-labcorp-about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

  • LabCorp announced that it will be able to perform more than 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day beginning Friday, March 20, ahead of its original schedule.
  • LabCorp is now performing COVID-19 testing at its labs in Phoenix, Ariz., Burlington, N.C., and Raritan, N.J.

Billing

CPT® releases new coronavirus (COVID-19) code & description for testing, effective Mar 13 2020: 87635
https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-03/cpt-assistant-guide-coronavirus.pdf
https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt/cpt-releases-new-coronavirus-covid-19-code-description-testing

HCPCS - U0002 - Billing coded for SARS-CoV-2/2019-nCoV (COVID-19) tests, specifically for Non-CDC laboratories - Mar 5 2020
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-develops-additional-code-coronavirus-lab-tests

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