Description of Medical ServiceRapid on-demand nucleic acid amplification test for use at point-of-care in clinics servicing remote communities enabling laboratory equivalent, on-the-spot diagnosis for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, and/or Trichomonas vaginalis infection within 90 minutes, facilitating antibiotic treatment for patients and initiation of contact tracing.
Description of Medical ConditionChlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea and Trichomonas vaginalis are sexually transmitted bacterial infections, often asymptomatic, mostly affecting young people aged 15-29 years. Easily cured with antibiotics, untreated infection can cause pelvic inflammatory disease resulting in chronic abdominal pain, as well as increasing the risk of tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS items
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
Application FormApplication Form (PDF 1593 KB)
Application Form (Word 443 KB)
Consultation SurveyConsultation Survey (PDF 588 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 68 KB)
PASC consultation closed
MSAC consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 7 October 2022 for it to be considered by MSAC at its November 2022 meeting.
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PICO ConfirmationPICO Confirmation (PDF 1403 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 205 KB)