Description of Medical ServiceMorphological/ Interpretive diagnosis in the sub specialties of Anatomical Pathology, Cytology, Haematology, Microbiology and Genetic pathology is integral to the diagnosis and management of many diseases, particularly cancers.
For such complex diseases, making a definitive diagnosis can be difficult and a second opinion from a second pathologist with a particular expertise in the condition or type of cancer is sometimes required.
Description of Medical ConditionAny disease that required a tissue sampling procedure to be performed which is found by the original reporting pathologist to be diagnostically challenging or where a second opinion is requested by a doctor involved in the management of the patient (treating doctor).
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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Meetings for this Application
PASC15 to 16 August 2013
12 to 13 December 2013
16 to 17 April 2014