Immediately contact the gynaecology registrar to arrange an urgent gynaecological assessment for:
- Visible suspicious cervical mass.
Criteria for referral to public hospital specialist clinic services
- Positive human papillomavirus, types 16 or 18, detected
- Positive human papillomavirus detected (but not types 16 or 18) and either;
- possible or confirmed high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions
- gynaecology assessment recommended by cytology service.
Information to be included in the referral
Information that must be provided
- Current cervical screening results
- History of any abnormal bleeding or abnormal change
- If the woman has an immune-deficiency or is immunosuppressed
- If the woman is pregnant.
Provide if available
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
In line with the cervical screening pathway:
- human papillomavirus is not detected
- there are unsatisfactory liquid-based cytology or human papillomavirus testing
- possible, or confirmed, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions where human papillomavirus is not detected.