AMA created a new code for novel coronavirus testing

Following its CPT Editorial Panel meeting, the AMA created a new code for novel coronavirus testing:

87635 Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique

The code is effective as of March 13, 2020.

CPT releases new coronavirus (COVID-19) code & description for testing