1627 – Point-of-care test for diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoea, Chlamydia trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients presenting at health services in areas with high sexually transmitted infection burden

Page last updated: 30 March 2022

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Rapid on-demand nucleic acid amplification test for use at point-of-care in clinics servicing remote communities enabling laboratory equivalent, on-the-spot diagnosis for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, and/or Trichomonas vaginalis infection within 90 minutes, facilitating antibiotic treatment for patients and initiation of contact tracing.

Description of Medical Condition

Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea and Trichomonas vaginalis are sexually transmitted bacterial infections, often asymptomatic, mostly affecting young people aged 15-29 years. Easily cured with antibiotics, untreated infection can cause pelvic inflammatory disease resulting in chronic abdominal pain, as well as increasing the risk of tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

Reason for Application

New MBS items

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

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Application Form (Word 443 KB)

Consultation Survey

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PASC Consultation
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PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


12-13 August 2021