Hepatitis C MBS Items Table

Page last updated: 15 August 2018

The Hepatitis C MBS Items Table provides information about the allowable frequency of MBS testing relating to Hepatitis C.

Treatment stage Description MBS item number Allowable frequency of claiming
Pre-treatment assessment Anti-HCV (serology) 69475, 69478, 69481, 69484 No cap
Quantitation of HCV RNA load in plasma or serum 69488 2 per 12 month period
HCV genotype 69491 69492 1 per 12 month period
On-treatment/ Post-treatment monitoring Week 0: Quantitation of HCV RNA load in plasma or serum 69488 2 per 12 month period
Week 12 after end of treatment: Detection of Hepatitis C viral RNA 69445 4 per 12 month period

Other items where claiming may be in excess of MBS restrictions are:

MBS item number

Description
(refer to www.mbsonline.gov.au for full details)

Allowable frequency of claiming

69499

Detection of Hepatitis C viral RNA

1 per 12 month period

71075

Quantitation of total immunoglobulin

2 per 12 month period

69500

Item 69499 rendered by a receiving APP

1 per 12 month period

66819

Quantitation of copper, manganese, selenium, or zinc in body fluid

3 per 6 month period

66825

Quantitation of aluminium, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, gold, mercury, nickel or strontium in body fluid or tissue.

3 per 6 month period

69418

Human papillomaviruses HPV (deleted 31 November 2017)

2 per 24 month period