Date: 17 August 2021
The RACGP provided a submission to the following MSAC applications:
- MSAC Application 1637 - Expanded Reproductive Carrier Screening of couples for joint carrier status of genes associated with autosomal recessive and X-linked conditions
- MSAC Application 1671 - Targeted carrier testing for severe monogenic conditions.
The RACGP is overall supportive of these genetic tests being available through the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS), but provided comment and requests for clarification regarding each of the applications.