Description of Medical ServiceAn anal human papillomavirus (HPV) test collects cells from the anal cavity via a swab, to detect abnormalities or the presence of cancer. This application proposes extending the existing cervical HPV testing and cytology MBS item numbers to include the anal canal, for patients at high-risk for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and anal squamous cell carcinoma.
Description of Medical ConditionAnal cancer is a cancer that affects the tissues of the anus. Most anal cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Squamous cells are a type of cell that line the surface of the anal canal.
Reason for ApplicationAmendment of exisiting MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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