MBS items for IVF genetic testing on way

Five new rebates will be available from 1 November for pre-implantation genetic testing: Greg Hunt

IVF testing for genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy, will soon be covered by a Medicare rebate. 

From 1 November, patients will be able to claim a rebate for five new items covering pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) services provided within the existing IVF process.

PGT can be used to test embryos for either a specific known single gene condition or chromosome variation, allowing chromosomally healthy embryos, or those unaffected by a specific