Laboratory Question for the Week of March 8, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Are there any PLA codes in immunology for COVID-19?

Answer:

The following PLA codes were also added for immunology relating to COVID-19: 0224U (COVID-19 Antibody Test, Mt Sinai, Mount Sinai Laboratory) and 0226U (Tru-Immune™, Ethos Laboratories, GenScript® USA Inc).

0224U Antibody, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), includes titer(s), when performed
0226U Surrogate viral neutralization test (sVNT), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), ELISA, plasma, serum

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