1332 - Second Opinion for Morphological/Interpretive Pathology

Page last updated: 11 July 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Morphological/ 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 Condition

Any 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 Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Consultation Protocol (PDF 529 KB)
Consultation Protocol (Word 425 KB)

Final Protocol (PDF 853 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 822 KB)

Assessment Report

Final Assessment Report (PDF 1133 KB)
Final Assessment Report (Word 1172 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 495 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 608 KB)

Meetings for this Application


15 to 16 August 2013
12 to 13 December 2013
16 to 17 April 2014


8 to10 October 2014


26 to 28 November 2014