1390 - Epicutaneous Patch Testing

Page last updated: 15 June 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Epicutaneous patch testing is a standardised testing procedure to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis.

Description of Medical Condition

Allergic 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 Application

Amendment to MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Unratified Draft Protocol for Consultation (PDF 362 KB)
Unratified Draft Protocol for Consultation (Word 351 KB)

Feedback and Survey Form (PDF 32 KB)
Feedback and Survey Form (Word 104 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


14 August 2014
11 December 2014