Direct to an emergency department for:
- Severe urinary tract bleeding.
Criteria for referral to public hospital specialist clinic services
- Any visible haematuria.
- Persistent microscopic haematuria: at least 2 episodes confirmed through midstream specimen of urine collected at least a week apart.
- Microscopic or macroscopic haematuria in the absence of a urinary tract infection.
Information to be included in the referral
Information that must be provided:
- Midstream urine microscopy culture sensitivities.
- Creatinine and electrolytes.
- Urinary tract ultrasound or CT intravenous pyelogram results.
Provide if available:
- Urine cytology results.
The Summary and referral information lists the information that should be included in a referral request.
Referrals for patients with haematuria with heavy proteinuria should be directed to a nephrology service.
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