Useful Management Information

  • No useful management information

Minimum Referral Criteria

Does your patient meet the minimum referral criteria?
Category 1 (appointment within 30 calendar days)
  • Proteinuria > 1g/m2/24hrs without any of the following concerning features:
    • significant peripheral oedema
    • signs of pulmonary oedema
    • severe hypertension
    • signs of DVT/PE
    • infection
    • acute kidney injury
  • Proteinuria with other evidence of kidney disease (eg oedema, haematuria)
Category 2 (appointment within 90 calendar days)
  • Persistent asymptomatic sub-nephrotic proteinuria (PCR < 200g/mol) with no other evidence of kidney disease (eg oedema, haematuria)
Category 3 (appointment within 365 calendar days)
  • No category 3 criteria

If your patient does not meet the minimum referral criteria

  • Assessment and management information may be found on a range of conditions at HealthPathways
  • If the patient does not meet the criteria for referral but the referring practitioner believes the patient requires specialist review, a clinical override may be requested:
    • Please explain why (e.g. warning signs or symptoms, clinical modifiers, uncertain about diagnosis, etc.)
  • Please note that your referral may not be accepted or may be redirected to another service

Essential Referral Information

  • Presence of comorbid conditions
  • List of medications
  • BP records (if available)
  • Serial ELFTs including urea and creatinine results
  • FBC
  • Urine protein creatinine ratio (PCR) (ideally early morning sample)
  • Urine midstream M/C/S (including testing for red cell morphology and casts preferable)
  • Ultrasound (kidney, ureters & bladder) and any other available renal imaging results

Additional Referral Information

  • Timeline of symptoms
  • Presence or absence of oedema
  • Other supportive investigative tests as indicated including:
    • If significant proteinuria present, include ANCA, ANA, ENA & anti DNA Abs, C3/C4 and Hepatitis B/C serology
    • If myeloma is suspected, include, paraprotein testing eg FLC, SEPP, BJP
Last updated 24 October 2021

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Internal Referrals

Paediatric Medicine (E-Blueslips)


(07) 5687 4497


Paediatric Referral Centre
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport QLD 4215


1300 744 284

Related HealthPathways

No directly related pathways found

Service Availability

Dr Susan Moloney
Medical Director Paediatric Medicine (General Paediatrics)


Gold Coast University Hospital

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