National Jewish Health is now offering both molecular diagnostic and antibody (IgG and IgM) testing to all patients with a physician order through our Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories. Patients are tested at a temporary structure outside the main hospital on our campus. Most physicians and patients will receive results for molecular testing within 24-48 hours of specimen collection. Results for antibody testing currently are being received within five days of specimen collection.
Refer a Patient Online
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Refer: Physician or physician’s office can submit a referral online or by fax. If possible, provide a copy of the patient’s insurance card or facesheet and photo identification. ALL patients MUST have a physician referral.
Registration: National Jewish Health will contact the patient for registration and scheduling. We will assign each patient a schedule confirmation number, which they will need to provide at check-in.
Scheduling: Patients are scheduled for a testing window. Currently most patients are scheduled for same-day or next-day appointments.
Check-in: Patients MUST bring their assigned schedule confirmation number and photo identification. They will sign consent upon arrival.
Testing: Patients are swabbed at a temporary structure outside the hospital on our main campus.
Results: Most physicians and patients will receive results within 24-48 hours of specimen collection. Patients may receive results by phone or through our secure patient portal.
Billing: National Jewish Health will bill insurance, with a valid physician order, for testing under CPT code 87635 for the COVID-19 molecular test CPT code 86328 for the antibody test (IgG and IgM).
You may also contact our Physician Line at 1.800.652.9555, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All COVID-19 testing for patients less than 10 years of age requires a physician referral. Our scheduling department will call patients to set up an appointment once a provider referral is received. Patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects specific health conditions in these printable patient education materials.
Download COVID-19 Materials