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New Waived Tests

Listed below are the latest tests approved by the Food and Drug Administration as waived tests under CLIA. CPT codes for the following new tests must have the modifier QW to be recognized as a waived test. However, the test with CPT code 82962 does not require a QW modifier to be recognized as a waived test.

CPT Code

Effective Date

Description

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

Noble medical Inc. Split-Specimen Cup

82274QW, G0328QW

March 1, 2010

Inverness Medical Clearview iFOBT Complete Fecal Occult Blood Test

82010QW,
82962 (no QW modifier needed)

March 2, 2010

Nova Biomedical Nova Max Plus Glucose and B-Ketone Monitoring System

83986QW

April 15, 2010

Common Sense Ltd. VS-Sense Test{qualitative}

85610QW

April 15, 2010

CoaguSense Self-Test Prothrombin Time/INR Monitoring System (Prescription Home Use)

G0430QW

April 21, 2010

Redwood Toxicology Laboratory, Inc Reditest Freedom Cup

G0430QW

April 21, 2010

Noble Medical Inc. NOBLE 1 Step Cup {OTC}

G0430QW

April 30, 2010

Express Diagnostics, DrugCheck Waive Cup

G0430QW

April 30, 2010

Express Diagnostics International Inc. DrugCheck Waive Multiple Drug Screen Cups

81003QW

June 3, 2010

Cole-Talyor Marketing Inc. CTI-120 Urine Strip Analyzer


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