We provide immunoglobulin replacement therapy to patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiency, as well as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Key points

  • Home-based patient self-administered therapy
  • Patients must meet one of the National Blood Authority‚Äôs Criteria for the clinical use of immunoglobulin in Australia to be approved for SCIg therapy
  • Internal referrals only

What we do

Our Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin (SCIg) Therapy Service supports patients who require SCIg treatments. 

This is a home-based patient self-administered therapy. Patients undergo training with a specialist nurse. SCIg therapy provides patients with treatment-lifestyle flexibility, empowering patients’ autonomy in self-management and improving their quality of life.

Patients must meet one of the following National Blood Authority’s criteria for the clinical use of immunoglobulin in Australia to be approved for SCIg therapy:

  • Primary immunodeficiency diseases with antibody deficiency
  • Specific antibody deficiency
  • Acquired hypogammaglobulinaemia secondary to haematological malignancies, or post-haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • Secondary hypogammaglobulinaemia unrelated to haematological malignancies, or post-haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), (including IgG and IgA paraproteinaemic demyelinating neuropathies)

Find out more at the National Blood Authority: Access to Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin.

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Appointments

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Head of service
Nicola Taylor
Nurse Unit Manager, Day Medical Services
Contact us
Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy
Mon, Fri & Sat 8.15am-4.30pm, Tue & Thurs 8.15am-6.30pm, Wed 8.45am-6.30pm
Phone
(03) 9342 7000
Contact the switchboard and ask to speak to Ward 5 West
Phone
(03) 9342 8835
Scheduling team
Phone
(03) 9138 0255
Scheduling team
Address
The RMH Parkville
Level 5 West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 16 March 2023