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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

Not applicable.

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

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.