06/16/2021: Lab Update: CDC Updates Guidance for Reporting SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Results

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Laboratories Performing Sequencing for SARS-CoV-2

Level: Laboratory Update

CDC recently updated the technical Guidance for Reporting SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Results. Please review the updated guidance, and note the following modifications:

  • Clarification on how laboratories may report sequencing results to patients and providers in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations.
  • Addition of 96895-8 as the preferred LOINC code to report sequencing results by molecular genetic methods and 98062-3 as the preferred code to identify sequencing studies.

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