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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.1.22

Cryopreservation of semen (Item 13260)

A semen cycle collection process involves obtaining up to 3 semen samples on alternate days producing up to 50 cryopreserved straws of frozen sperm.

Maximum of two semen collection cycles, one cycle collected prior to a patient undergoing the first cytotoxic/radiation treatment and the second cycle to be collected if the patient has relapsed and requires treatment.

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

13260

13260 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2018
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Processing and cryopreservation of semen for fertility preservation treatment before or after completion of gonadotoxic treatment for malignant or non-malignant conditions, in a post-pubertal male in Tanner stages II-V, up to 60 years old, if the patient is referred by a specialist or consultant physician, initial cryopreservation of semen (not including storage) - one of a maximum of two semen collection cycles per patient in a lifetime.

Fee: $421.65 Benefit: 75% = $316.25 85% = $358.45

(See para TN.1.22 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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