Criteria for referral to public hospital specialist clinic services

  • Positive coeliac serology
  • Advice on, or review of, symptomatic coeliac disease (previous histological diagnosis) not responding to dietary and medical management.

Information to be included in the referral

Information that must be provided

  • Coeliac serology results or previous histology results
  • Full blood examination
  • Iron studies.

Provide if available

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. diarrhoea, weight loss)
  • Previous gastroscopy results
  • Previous histology results
  • Previous gastroenterology assessments or opinions
  • Urea and electrolytes
  • Liver function tests
  • Details of previous medical management including the course of treatment and outcome of treatment
  • Details of any other autoimmune conditions.

Additional comments

The Summary and referral information lists the information that should be included in a referral request.

Where appropriate and available the referral may be directed to an alternative specialist clinic or service.

Referral to a public hospital is not appropriate for

  • Positive coeliac gene test without positive coeliac serology.