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Quest Diagnostics' test is a molecular based assay which detects viral RNA in respiratory specimens.

Test Code:  39433

Test Name Short: Quest RT-PCR
Test Name Long: Quest Diagnostics’ SARS-CoV-2 RNA, Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR

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Test Code 39433 - SARS-CoV-2 RNA, Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
https://testdirectory.questdiagnostics.com/test/test-detail/39433/sars-cov-2-rna-qualitative-real-time-rt-pcr?q=39433&cc=MASTER

Our Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 
http://www.questdiagnostics.com/home/Covid-19/

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
http://www.questdiagnostics.com/dms/Documents/covid-19/SARSCoV-2_HCP_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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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