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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PN.0.23

Detection of mutation tests (Items 73297, 73300, 73305, 73334, 73339 and 73340)

Prior to ordering these tests (73297, 73300, 73305, 73334, 73339 and 73340) 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


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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73297

73297 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2017
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2017
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2017

Characterisation of germline gene mutations, requested by a specialist or consultant physician, including copy number variation in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and one or more of the following genes STK11, PTEN, CDH1, PALB2, or TP53 in a patient who is a biological relative of a patient who has had a pathogenic mutation identified in one or more of the genes specified above, and has not previously received a service under item 73296.

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

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

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73300

73300 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2003
Description Updated:
01-May-2009
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jan-2013

Detection of mutation of the FMR1 gene where:

(a) the patient exhibits intellectual disability, ataxia, neurodegeneration, or premature ovarian failure consistent with an FMRI mutation; or

(b) the patient has a relative with a FMR1 mutation

1 or more tests

Fee: $101.30 Benefit: 75% = $76.00 85% = $86.15

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

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73305

73305 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2003
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2008
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jan-2013

Detection of mutation of the FMR1 gene by Southern Blot analysis where the results in item 73300 are inconclusive

Fee: $202.65 Benefit: 75% = $152.00 85% = $172.30

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

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73334

73334 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2012
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2012
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2012

Detection of germline mutations of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene in biological relatives of a patient with a known mutation in the VHL gene

Fee: $340.00 Benefit: 75% = $255.00 85% = $289.00

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

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73339

73339 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2014
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2014
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2014

Detection of germline mutations in the RET gene in patients with a suspected clinical diagnosis of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) requested by a specialist or consultant physician who manages the treatment of the patient.


One test.  (Item is  subject to rule 25)

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

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

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

73340

73340 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2014
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2014
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2014

Detection of a known mutation in the RET gene in an asymptomatic relative of a patient with a documented pathogenic germline RET mutation requested by a specialist or consultant physician who manages the treatment of the patient.


One test.  (Item is subject to rule 25)

Fee: $200.00 Benefit: 75% = $150.00 85% = $170.00

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


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