Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 73346

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73346

73346 - 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 pregnant patient whose carrier status for pathogenic cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants, as well as their reproductive partner carrier status is unknown, for the purpose of determining whether pathogenic cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants are present in the fetus, in order to make or exclude a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator related disorder in the fetus 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 73350 applies.

The fetus must have ultrasonic findings of echogenic gut, with unknown familial cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants.

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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