SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) TESTING

Effective November 17, 2020, Physicians Laboratory has added additional SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing in an effort to increase our volume capacity and offer faster turn-around-time to our clients. The test numbers, CPT codes, and specimen information is listed below.

NOTE: Physician's Laboratory does NOT COLLECT respiratory samples.

Due to the volume of COVID samples, Physicians Laboratory will no longer be able to call positive results. This change will be implemented on June 5, 2020.

The following molecular test methods for SARS-CoV-2 utilized by Physicians Laboratory are not expected to be Impacted by current genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2.

TEST #TEST NAMEINFO
4970SARS-CoV-2 RNA by NAA (Hologic)Specimen: Nasopharyngeal swab in saline, UTM, or VTM.

Stability: Refrigerated 72 hours. Frozen 1 week.

Performed: Daily. Reported 1-2 days.

Performing Lab: PhysLab-Omaha

CPT: U0003

Prepay/Cash Price: $70.00

Fact Sheets: Patients | Providers
4980SARS-CoV-2 by PCR (Thermo)Specimen: Nasopharyngeal swab in saline, UTM, or VTM.

Stability: Refrigerated 72 hours. Frozen 1 week.

Performed: Daily. Reported 1-2 days.

Performing Lab: PhysLab-Omaha

CPT: U0003

Prepay/Cash Price: $70.00

Fact Sheets: Patients | Providers
4981SalivaDirect SARS-CoV-2 RNA
by Dual-Plex RT-qPCR
Specimen: Saliva.

Stability: Ambient or Refrigerated 1 week.

Performed: Daily. Reported 1-2 days.

Performing Lab: PhysLab-Omaha

CPT: U0003

Prepay/Cash Price: $70.00

Fact Sheets: Patients | Providers
4979SARS-CoV-2 Total AntibodySpecimen: Serum.

Stability: Refrigerated 2 days.

Performed: Mon-Fri. Reported 1-2 days.

Performing Lab: PhysLab-Omaha

CPT: 86769

Prepay/Cash Price: $30.00

Fact Sheets: Patients | Providers



 

ADD ON TESTING FOR THINPREP SAMPLES DISCONTINUED

Effective immediately, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas must be ordered on the original requisition. Testing can no longer be added after the Pap smear has been performed on the vial. If a patient needs to be re-collected, these tests can also be performed using a urine sample (see test #2182 and #2000).



 

EFFECTIVE 07/01/2020, UHC WILL REQUIRE PREAUTH ON GENETIC & MOLECULAR TESTING

Due to this change in policy, the following tests will require preauthorization:

Test #Test NameCPT Code
7671Actinomyces europeaus by Real-Time PCR87798
7526Adenovirus by PCR87798
8355Aerobic Vaginitis Panel by Real-Time by PCR87798x2, 87640, 87653
678Affirm87480, 87510, 87660
7633Aptopobium vaginae by PCR87798
7670Bacterial Vaginosis Panel by Real-Time PCR87798x3, 87511
7682Bacterial Vaginosis Panel w/ M. mulieris & M. curtisii by PCR87798x4, 87511
7646Bacteroides fragilis by Real-Time PCR87798
7662BK Virus by RT-PCR Quantitative87799
8201Bordetella Pertussis & Parapertussis by Real-Time by PCR87798x2
8136BVAB2 by PCR87798
7635Candida albicans by PCR87481
7636Candida glabrata by PCR87481
7637Candida parapsilosis by PCR 87481
7638Candida tropicalis by PCR 87481
7639Candida Vaginitis Panel by Real-Time PCR87481x4
2000Chlamydia/GC/Trichomonas Panel by PCR87491, 87591, 87661
675E Coli by PCR87798
8302EBV by PCR, Quantitative87799
8446Enteric Pathogen Panel87506
7034Epstein Barr Virus by PCR87798
7640Gardnerella vaginalis by PCR87511
7674Genital Ulcer Disease Panel87798x2, 87529x2
7524H1N1 Influenza87798
8337Herpesvirus 8 DNA, Quant by RT-PCR87799
7641Leukorrhea Panel by Real-Time PCR87661, 87491, 87591
8135Megasphaera Species (Type 1 & 2) by PCR87798
7645Mobiluncus mulieris & M curtisii by PCR87798
9384MTB Complex Detection & Rifampin Resistance by PCR87556, 87798
2431Mumps by PCR87798
7629Mycoplasma Panel by PCR87798x2
9339Norovirus by PCR87798
7723Parvovirus B19 by PCR87798
1427Respiratory Viral Panel by PCR0099U
2442Respiratory Viral Panel by PCR (MDL)87798x9, 87498, 87634x2
324Rotavirus by PCR87798
7642Trichomonas vaginalis by PCR87661
1987Trichomonas vaginalis DNA87661
7644Ureaplasma urealyticum PCR87798
2405Varicella-Zoster by PCR87798