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Test ID: COVID    
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA Detection, PCR, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

 

Recommended only for patients who meet current clinical and/or epidemiologic criteria defined by federal, state, or local public health directives: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

Highlights

This test provides qualitative detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA from upper respiratory tract specimens from patients under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

 

Sequence analyses have predicted that this test will detect the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), and Brazil (P.1) variants.

 

Fact sheets for this emergency use authorized (EUA) assay can be found at the following links:

For health care providers: www.fda.gov/media/136047/download

For patients: www.fda.gov/media/136048/download

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
TATCHTAT <=2 days additional chargeNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

In response to the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment strategy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic testing, a bill-only code will be added for orders that meet the new CMS turn-around-time requirement. For additional information refer to www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-changes-medicare-payment-support-faster-covid-19-diagnostic-testing.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

SARS Coronavirus 2 PCR Detect, V

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Coronavirus
COVID-19
SARS
SARS-CoV-2
COVID