Question:

What are the codes for COVID-19 antibody testing released this spring?

Answer:

Effective April 10, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved the addition of two new codes to describe this antibody testing. These codes were effective immediately upon their April 10, 2020 release for reporting SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests. For reimbursement, labs are directed to contact their payers for guidelines.

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])

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