Laboratory Question for the Week of February 13, 2023


When would we use code 87913?


Code 87913 represents a test performed on patients who have developed SARS-CoV-2 after being fully vaccinated to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 variants with mutations in one or more genes that may be responsible for resistance to SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

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