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AMA revised one code and created two new codes for COVID-19 antibody testing

April 10, 2020

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Following its CPT Editorial Panel meeting, the AMA created two  new codes for COVID-19 antibody testing:

86328 Immunoassay for infectious agent antibody(ies), qualitative or semiquantitative, single step method (eg, reagent strip); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19])

86769  Antibody; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19])

These codes and the revisions to the other codes are effective as of April 10, 2020.

COVID-19 coding and guidance

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