Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note PN.2.4

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Faecal Calprotectin Testing (Items 66522 & 66523)

A patient previously diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease is not eligible for this item.

Clinical alarms:

Unexplained weight loss (> 3 kg or 5% bodyweight), iron deficiency ± anaemia, melaena, overt rectal bleeding, positive faecal human haemoglobin, abdominal pain awaking patient from sleep, diarrhoea, disturbing sleep or faecal incontinence, documented unexplained fever, family history of colon cancer, family history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in symptomatic patients, or a family history of coeliac disease in symptomatic patients


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