Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 73345

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73345

73345 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2018

Group
P7 - Genetics

Testing of a patient for pathogenic cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants for the purpose of investigating, making or excluding a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator related disorder when requested by a specialist or consultant physician who manages the treatment of the patient, not being a service associated with a service to which item 73347, 73348, or 73349 applies.

The patient must have clinical or laboratory findings suggesting there is a high probability suggestive of cystic fibrosis or a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator related disorder.

Fee: $500.00 Benefit: 75% = $375.00 85% = $425.00

(See para PN.7.3 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PN.7.3

Cystic fibrosis gene testing

(1) For any particular patient, item 73345, 73347, 73348 and 73349 is applicable not more than once in a lifetime.

(2) For any particular patient, item 73346 and 73350 is applicable not more than once in a pregnancy.

(3) The testing laboratory used to undertake tests for items 73345, 73346, 73347, 73348, 73349 and 73350 must use a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator methodology appropriate to the clinical setting with:

                (a) sufficient diagnostic range and sensitivity to detect at least 95% of pathogenic cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants likely to be present in the patient; and

                (b) with at least 25 of the most frequently encountered cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants in the Australian population. 

Related Items: 73345 73346 73347 73348 73349 73350


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