Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 73418

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73418

73418 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2022
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2022
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Group
P7 - Genetics

Characterisation of one or more recessive pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline genes, requested by a specialist or consultant physician, for the purpose of determining the reproductive risk of cardiac arrhythmia or channelopathy in a patient:

(a) who is a reproductive partner of a person who is a known carrier of a pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline gene variant of a gene confirmed by laboratory findings; and

(b) for whom a service to which item 73416 applies has not previously been performed; and

(c) for whom carrier status of a pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline gene variant is unknown; and

(d) who has a clinical history, family history or laboratory findings suggesting there is a low probability of cardiac arrhythmia or channelopathy

Applicable once per variant per lifetime

Fee: $400.00 Benefit: 75% = $300.00 85% = $340.00

(See para PN.0.23 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PN.0.23

Informed consent and genetic counselling for genetic tests

Prior to ordering these tests (73297, 73300, 73305, 73334, 73339, 73340, 73393, 73394, 73417 and 73418) the ordering practitioner should ensure the patient (or approximate proxy) has given informed consent. Testing should only be performed after genetic counselling. Appropriate genetic counselling should be provided to the patient either by the specialist treating practitioner, a genetic counselling service or a clinical geneticist on referral. Further counselling may be necessary upon receipt of the test results.

Related Items: 73297 73300 73305 73334 73339 73340 73393 73394 73417 73418


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