This test should only be ordered by Respiratory Physicians.
Billing: Cost may be covered by clinical genetics if they have been referred through a clinic.
Otherwise the patient is billed. Cost : $907.
Medicare rebate $425. (Item 73345)
Billing consent form to be filled by patient.
Item - 73345
Testing of a patient for pathogenic cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator variants for the purpose of investigating, making or excluding a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator related disorder when requested by a specialist or consultant physician who manages the treatment of the patient, not being a service associated with a service to which item 73347, 73348, or 73349 applies.
The patient must have clinical or laboratory findings suggesting there is a high probability suggestive of cystic fibrosis or a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator related disorder.