BRCA tests will be added to the MBS: Here's what it means for GPs

The genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer will be added on 1 November.
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BRCA genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer will be added to the MBS from 1 November.

The new items will allow cancer specialists to order tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes for patients with breast or ovarian cancer who have risk factors – such as family history - suggestive of heritable mutations.