Description of Medical ServiceEpicutaneous patch testing is a standardised testing procedure to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis.
Description of Medical ConditionAllergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition which normally presents as an itchy, red, blistering and swollen uncomfortable skin rash. The terms eczema and dermatitis are often used synonymously but are most easily thought of as either coming from outside, from exogenous skin contact with allergens such as allergic contact dermatitis (and also irritant contact dermatitis) or various forms of endogenous eczema coming from an inherited predisposition, such as atopic eczema.
Reason for ApplicationAmendment to MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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Meetings for this Application
PASC14 August 2014
11 December 2014