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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. The tests are valid as soon as they are approved. The CPT codes for the following new tests MUST have the modifier QW to be recognized as a waived test.

CPT Code

Effective Date

Description

G0430QW

January 1, 2010

American Screening Corporation OneScreen Drug Test Cups

84443QW

March 2, 2010

Aventir Biotech LLC, Forsure TSH Test {Whole Blood}

84443QW

March 4, 2010

BTNX, Inc Rapid Response Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test Cassette

G0430QW

April 21, 2010

CLIAwaived, Inc. Rapid Drug Test Cup {OTC}

G0430QW

April 21, 2010

Millennium Laboratories Clinical Supply, Inc Multi-Drug Pain Med Screen Cup

G0430QW

May 10, 2010

US Diagnostics ProScreen Drugs of Abuse Cup {OTC}

G0430QW

July 1, 2010

Ameditech, Inc ImmuTest Drug Screen Cup

G0430QW

July 4, 2010

Quik Test USA, Inc. Multi-Drug of Abuse Urine Test

G0430QW

July 4, 2010

Screen Tox Multi-Drug of Abuse Urine Test

82274QW, G0328QW

July 8, 2010

Consult Diagnostics Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT)

G0430QW

July 19, 2010

Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc. Instant-View Drug of Abuse Urine Cassette Test

G0430QW

July 19, 2010

Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc. Instant-View Drug of Abuse Urine Cup Test

G0430QW

August 18, 2010

American Screening Corporation Reveal Multi-Drug Testing Cups

87880QW

August 18, 2010

PSS Consult Diagnostics Strep A Dipstick


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