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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

66719

66719 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1998
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2008
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jan-2013

Group
P2 - CHEMICAL

Thyroid function tests (comprising the service described in item 66716 and 1 or more of the following tests - free thyroxine, free T3, for a patient, if at least 1 of the following conditions is satisfied:

   (a)    the patient has an abnormal level of TSH;

   (b)    the tests are performed:

       (i)    for the purpose of monitoring thyroid disease in the patient; or

       (ii)    to investigate the sick euthyroid syndrome if the patient is an admitted patient; or

       (iii)    to investigate dementia or psychiatric illness of the patient; or

       (iv)    to investigate amenorrhoea or infertility of the patient;

   (c)    the medical practitioner who requested the tests suspects the patient has a pituitary dysfunction;

   (d)    the patient is on drugs that interfere with thyroid hormone metabolism or function

(Item is subject to rule 9)



Fee: $34.80 Benefit: 75% = $26.10 85% = $29.60

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