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New Waived Tests

The following list are the latest tests approved by the FDA as waived tests under CLIA. The CPT codes for the following new tests must have the modifier QW to be recognized as a waived test.

CPT Code / Modifier Effective Date Description
82274QW, G0328QW March 22, 2006 immoCare Fecal Occult Blood Test
87804QW April 19, 2006 BinaxNOW Influenza A & B Test {Nasopharyngeal (Np) Swab and Nasal Wash/Aspirate Specimens}, K053126
80101QW May 01, 2006 First Check Diagnostics LLC, First Check Home Drug Test Marijuana
87899QW May 31, 2006 Meridian Bioscience Immunocard STAT! HpSA {Stool}

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