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Haemoptysis without known lung disease


Minimum Referral Criteria

  • Category 1
    (appointment within 30 calendar days)
    • Recurrent low volume haemoptysis on a daily basis over three days
    • Intermittent low volume haemoptysis over three-week period
  • Category 2
    (appointment within 90 calendar days)
    • No Category 2 criteria
  • Category 3
    (appointment within 365 calendar days)
    • No Category 3 criteria

1. Reason for request Indicate on the referral

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention not otherwise accessible to the patient
  • For advice regarding management
  • To engage in an ongoing shared care approach between primary and secondary care
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)

2. Essential referral information Referral will be returned without this

  • Comorbidities
  • Medication list (particularly anticoagulants)
  • Recent clinical events (particularly viral symptoms, infective bronchitis)
  • FBC, ELFT, coagulation screen results
  • CXR and recent CT chest

3. Additional referral information Useful for processing the referral

  • CT scan - thorax +/- sinuses (if available)
  • INR results if on warfarin
  • Previous lung function test results (if available)
  • Smoking history

4. Request

Last updated: 13 June 2023