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New Waived Tests

Listed below 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 Effective Date Description
G0434QW April 22, 2011 Diagnostic Test Group Clarity Multiple Drug Screen Cups
87804QW Dec. 9, 2011 BD Veritor System for Rapid Detection of Flu A+B (For use with nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs) {Includes a Reader}
G0434QW Dec.14, 2011 Alere Toxicology Services Alere iCassette DX Drug Screen
82055QW Jan. 6, 2012 Jant Pharmacal Corporation Accustrip Saliva Alcohol Test Strip
82055QW Jan. 6, 2012 Alfa Scientific Designs Inc. Oral-View Saliva Alcohol Test Strip
83861QW Jan. 23, 2012 TearLab Corporation TearLab Osmolarity System
G0434QW Jan. 26, 2012 Alere iCassette Drug Screen
87804QW Jan. 27, 2012 Alere Influenza A & B Test (For use with nasal Swabs only.)
87808QW Feb. 3, 2012 Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC OSOM Trichomonas Rapid Test
87880QW Feb. 3, 2012 Sekisui Diagnostics LLC, OSOM Ultra Strep A Test
87880QW March 1, 2012 Sekisui Diagnostics LLC, OSOM Strep A Test{direct from throat swab}

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