Hematology

Triage criteria and referral process for physicians

Hematology

Emergent C1
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • New diagnosis of acute leukemia
  • Severe thrombocytopenia (Platelets <20,000)
  • Severe anemia (Hgb <60)
  • Severe leukopenia (WBC <1,000)
  • Patients with a new diagnosis of DVT or PE should be referred directly to the Emergency Department

Process
1)
PHONE 902-473-2220 “Hematologist on Call”
2) FAX referral marked URGENT
3) Include recent blood work and bone marrow report (if available)

Urgent C2
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • New established diagnosis of Lymphoma or Hodgkin Lymphoma (If lymphoma is suspected, please arrange biopsy to confirm BEFORE referral.)
Process
FAX referral with the following:
  • Tissue biopsy (usually by a general surgeon) is generally required prior to appointment
  • Recent blood work
  • Bone marrow report (if available)
Semi-Urgent C3
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • New diagnosis of myeloma
  • New diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), if patient stable
  • Moderate anemia < 80
  • Moderate thrombocytopenia < 50,000
Process
FAX
referral with the following:
  • Recent blood work
  • Bone marrow report (if available)
Non-Urgent C4
Criteria (not all inclusive)
  • Mild cytopenias
    • WBC < 2.5
    • Hgb < 120
    • Platelets < 100,000
  • Duration of anticoagulation
  • Homozygous HFE C282Y Hemachromatosis
  • New diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), if patient stable
  • Moderate leukopenia, anemia or thrombocytopenia
  • Personal or family history of previous thrombosis
Process
FAX or MAIL
referral with the following:
  • Recent blood work
  • Bone marrow report (if available)
  • Date of surgery REQUIRED when patients are referred for perioperative management of anticoagulation
  • Recent and previous CBC as well as other relevant blood tests are always appreciated

 

Contact information

Fax 902-473-3910
Mailing address Hematology Clinic Booking Office
Room 4-271 Victoria Building
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Y9
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