Subsidy for diagnostic HbA1c moves closer

The final hurdle is in sight for government-funded diagnostic HbA1C testing for diabetes, with Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton considering a recommendation that the test be listed on the MBS.

The Medical Services Advisory Committee, the gatekeeper to the MBS, recommended HbA1C be funded for diagnosis of diabetes earlier this year.

Dr Graham Jones, spokesman for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, said the college was strongly requesting funding approval for diagnostic