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* Payable on an Attendance basis

L

Labial adhesions

  • separation of *

Lactate


Labioplasty, where medically indicated

(35533)

Labour, second trimester, management of

(16525)

Labyrinth, destruction of

(41572)

Labyrinthotomy

(41572)

Labyrinths, caloric test of

(11333,11336)

Laceration, ear/eyelid/nose/lip, full thickness, repair

(30052)

Lacerations

  • ear/eyelid/nose/lip, full thickness, repair of (52010)
  • repair and suturing of (52006)

Lacrimal canalicular system, establishment patency

(42599,42602)
  • canaliculus, immediate repair of (42605)
  • drainage by insertion of glass tube (42608)
  • gland, excision of palpebral lobe (42593)
  • passages, obstruction, probing for (42610-42615)
  • sac, excision of (42596)

Lagrange's operation (iridectomy and sclerectomy)

(42746)

Lamellar body phospholipid LBPH

(66749)

Laminectomy and insertion of epidural implant

(39139)
  • followed by posterior fusion (40324,40327)
  • for cordotomy or myelotomy (39124)
  • for extradural tumour or abscess (40309)
  • for hydromelia (40342)
  • for recurrent disc lesion and/or spinal stenosis (40303)
  • for intradural lesion (40312)
  • for removal of intervertebral disc/s (40300)
  • for spinal stenosis (40303,40306)
  • with bone graft and posterior fusion (48654,48657)
  • with excision of arteriovenous malformation (40318)
  • with excision of intra-medullary tumour (40318)

Laparascopic division of adhesions

(31450,31452,35637)

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy under GA

(35636)

Laparostomy

(30397,30399)

Laparotomy and division of adhesions

(30376,30378,30379)
  • exploratory (30373)
  • for control of post-operative haemorrhage (30385,33845)
  • for drainage (30394)
  • for grading of lymphoma (30384)
  • for gross intra-peritoneal sepsis (30396)
  • for intussusception, paediatric (43933,43936)
  • for neonatal conditions (43801-43831)
  • for staging of gynaecological malignancy (35726)
  • for thrombosis (33845)
  • for trauma, involving 3 or more organs (30388)
  • involving gynaecology (exc. hysterectomy) (35712-35717)
  • on abdominal viscera (30375,30387)
  • with division of extensive adhesions (30379)
  • with insertion of portacath (30400)

Large intestine, resection of

(32000,32003)

Laryngeal web, division of

(41868)

Laryngectomy

(41834)

Laryngofissure, external operation on

(41876)

Laryngopharyngectomy

(41843)
  • - or primary restoration of alimentary continuity after (41843)
  • - with tracheostomy and plastic reconstruction (30294)

Laryngoplasty

(41876,41879)

Laryngoscopy

(41846,41849,41852)
  • fibreoptic, with examination of larynx (41764)

Larynx

  • direct examination of (41846)
  • direct examination of, with biopsy (41849)
  • direct examination of, with removal of tumour (41852)
  • external operation on (41876)
  • fibreoptic examination of (41764)
  • fractured, operation for (41873)

Larynx, neck tissues, x-ray of

(57945)

Laser

  • ablation of prostate, endoscopic (37207,37208)
  • angioplasty, peripheral (35315)
  • capsulotomy (42788,42789)
  • coagulation corneal/scleral vessels (42797)
  • destruction of bladder tumour with cystoscopy (36845,36840)
  • destruction of stone with urethroscopy (37318)
  • diathermy/visual laser for lesion of prostate (37224-37224)
  • division of suture, eye (42794)
  • Doppler interferometry of eyes (11240-11243)
  • excision, tumours of face/neck (30190)
  • incision of palate (41787)
  • iridotomy (42785,42786)
  • photocoagulation of iris tumour (42806)
  • photocoagulation of neoplastic skin lesions (30195)
  • photocoagulation of vascular lesions (14100-14124)
  • photoiridosyneresis (42808)
  • photomydriasis (42807)
  • removal of cancer of skin/mucous membrane (30196)
  • removal of palmar/plantar warts (30187)
  • resurfacing, carbon dioxide, face or neck (45025,45026)
  • therapy for intraepithelial neoplasia (35539,35542,35545)
  • therapy for malignancy of gastrointestinal tract (30479)
  • trabeculoplasty (42782,42783)
  • treatment, eye (42782-42806)
  • vitreolysis/corticolysis (42791,42792)

Lateral pharyngeal bands, removal of

(41804)
  • pharyngotomy (41779)
  • rhinotomy with removal of tumour (41728)

Lavage and proof puncture of maxillary antrum

(41698,41701)
  • colonic, total, intra-operative (32186)
  • colostomy *
  • gastric, in the treatment of ingested poison (14200)
  • maxillary antrum (41704)
  • stomach *
  • uterine (saline flushing) *

LDI

(66641)

Le Fort osteotomies

(45753,45754)
  • operation for genital prolapse (35578)

Lead PB

(66665)

Lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio (amniotic fluid) LS

(66749)

Leg, amputation

(44367,44370)

Leg, x-ray of

(57524)

Legionella pneumophila - serogroup 1 - microbial antibody


Legionella pneumophila - serogroup 2 - microbial antibody


LEI

(69384)

Leishmaniasis - microbial antibody testing

(69384)

Lens

  • artificial, insertion of (42701,42703)
  • artificial, removal and replacement (42707,42710)
  • artificial, removal or repositioning (42704)
  • extraction (42698)
  • extraction and insertion of artificial lens (42702)
  • intraocular, repositioning of (42713)

Lensectomy

(42731)

LEP

(69384)

LEPG

(66539)

Leptospira - microbial antibody testing

(69384)

Lesion, craniocervical junction, transoral approach for

(40315)
  • intradural, laminectomy for, not otherwise covered (40312)

Lesions, skin, multiple injections for

(30207)

Leucocyte count - 3 surface markers - blood, CSF, serous fluid LMH3

(71139)

Leucocyte count - 3 surface markers - tissue LMT3

(71141)

Leucocyte count - 6 surface markers - blood, CSF, serous fluid & tissue(s) LMHT

(71145)

Leucocyte count - 6 surface markers - blood, CSF, serous fluid or tissue LM6

(71143)

Leucocyte count - CD34 surface marker only - blood LMCD34

(71146)

Leucocyte count WCC

(65070)

Leukoplakia, tongue, diathermy for

*

Leveen shunt, insertion of

(30408)

LH

(66695)

Lid, ophthalmic, suturing of

(42584)
  • scleral graft to (42860)

Ligament, finger joint, repair of

(46333)
  • of foot, repair of (49812)
  • or tendon transfer (47966)
  • ruptured medial palpebral, repair of (42854)
  • transplantation (47966)

Ligation, great vessel

(34103)
  • purse string, cervix (16511)
  • rubber band, of haemorrhoids or rectal prolapse (32135)
  • transantral, of maxillary artery (41707)

Ligature of cervix, purse string, removal of

(16512)

Light chains - free kappa or lambda LCHS

(71200)

Lignocaine LIGN

(66800)

Limb, fasciotomy of

(30226)

Limbic tumour, removal or excision of

(42692,42695)

Linea alba hernia, repair of, under 10 years

(30616,30617)

Lingual artery or vein, ligation of

(52141)

Lingual tonsil, removal of

(41804)

Lip - cytology on specimens from SMCY

(73043)

Lip, cleft, operations for

(45677-45704)
  • full thickness laceration, repair (30052)
  • full thickness wedge excision (45665)
  • reconstruction (45671,45674)
  • tumour, excision of (see tumour,other)

Lip, full thickness wedge excision of

(52108)

Lipase LIP

(66500)

Lipectomy, radical abdominoplasty

(30177)

Lipectomy, wedge excision

(51904)

Lipid studies (see test groups at para PQ.4)

(66500)

Lipoma, removal of

(52045)

Lipomeningocoele, tethered cord, release of

(40112)

Lipoprotein subclasses - electrophoresis LEPG

(66539)

Liposuction, for post-traumatic pseudolipoma

(45584,45585)
  • abdominal contouring post diabetic injections (31346)
  • for reduction of a buffalo hump (45586)
  • free tissue transfer, complete revision of (45497)
  • free tissue transfer, first stage revision of (45498)
  • free tissue transfer, second stage revision (45499)

Lippe's loop, introduction of

(35503)
  • loop, removal of under GA (35506)

Lisfranc's amputation

(44364)

Listeria - microbial antibody testing LIS

(69384)

Lithium LI

(66800)

Litholapaxy, with or without cystoscopy

(36863)

Lithotripsy, extracorporeal shock wave (ESWL)

(36546)

Little's Area, cautery of

(41674)

Liver abscess, open abdominal drainage of

(30431,30433)

Liver function tests (see test groups at para PQ.4)

(66515)

Liver/kidney microsomes - tissue antigens - antibodies LKA

(71119)

Living tissue, implantation of

(14203,14206)

LKA

(71119)

Lobar emphysema, neonatal, thoracotomy & lung resection

(43861)

Lobectomy, liver, for trauma

(30428,30430)

Local anaesthetic, injection of

(see explan notes)

Local flap repair, single stage

(52300)

Loose bodies in joint

(see arthrotomy)

Lop ear or similar deformity, correction of

(45659)

Lord's procedure, massive dilatation of anus

(32153)

Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid drain, insertion of

(40018)
  • decompression of spinal cord (40351)
  • discectomy, percutaneous (48636)
  • puncture (39000)
  • shunt diversion, insertion of (40006)
  • shunt, revision or removal of (40009)
  • sympathectomy (35000,35009)

Lumbo-sacral spine, x-ray of

(58106)

Lunate bone, osteectomy or osteotomy of

(48406)

Lung compliance, estimation of

(11503)
  • hydatid cysts, enucleation of (38424)
  • intrathoracic operation, not otherwise covered (38456)
  • needle biopsy of (38812)
  • resection, congenital cystadenomatoid malformation (43861)
  • resection, congenital lobar emphysema (43861)
  • volumes (11503)
  • wedge resection of (38440)

Lung fields, x-ray of

(58506)

Lupus anticoagulant LUPA

(65133)

Luteinizing hormone LH

(66695)

Lymph gland, muscle or other deep tissue or organ biopsy of

(52027)

Lymph glands, axilla, excision of

(30332,30335,30336)

Lymph node, biopsy of

(52025)

Lymphadenectomy, atypical mycobacterial infection

(44130)

Lymphangiectasis, limbs, major excision

(45048)

Lymphangiography

(59754)

Lymphangioma, excision of

(45030-45036)

Lymphocytes - functional tests - 1 test LF1

(71127)

Lymphocytes - functional tests - 2 test LF2

(71129)

Lymphocytes - functional tests - 3 tests LF3

(71131)

Lymphoedema, major excision of

(45048)

Lymphoid patches, removal of

(52042)
last updated 21 August 2009

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