You will require this approval to operate a centre from which pathology specimens are collected. Approval of a collection centre will allow you to claim Medicare benefits for pathology services you provide.
Pathology services must be conducted by an approved pathologist in an approved pathology laboratory for the services to be eligible for a Medicare rebate. This approval is for the collection premises only and must be used in conjunction with an Approved Pathology Authority and may be part of a larger facility.
You will need to apply for approval for each collection centre location.