Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing CPT® Code
The American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel created a new CPT code effective March 13, 2020 to describe coronavirus testing provided by hospitals, health systems and laboratories in the United States.
CPT® Code Description
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
A fact sheet created by the American Medical Association provides additional detail about the code and reporting guidelines.
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