1144 - Pathology Tests for Latent Mycobacterial Infection

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Three tests used in the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis:
  • Nucleic acid Amplification Test (NAAT) for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection in a person with clinical signs and symptoms of TB
  • NAAT for Mycobacterial infection other than tuberculosis in tissue biopsy with consistent histopathology
  • Quantiferon Gold or other interferon-gamma release immunoassays (IGRAs), as a substitute for Mantoux test (Tuberculin Skin Test, TST), for use in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis

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Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 1,791 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 106 KB)

Meetings for this Application




9 February 2012


29 March 2012