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.

Additional comments

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

Not applicable.