Macroscopic haematuria is Urology
Microscopic haematuria is Nephrology, or in people over say 50 may be urological. It is common in healthy people and investigation should be limited and proportionate. Microscopic haematuria can be detected by testing urine with a urine dipstick test. These are commercially available biochemical tests on a strip. This is an example of a near-patient test.
- Urinary tract malignancy, e.g. urothelial carcinoma orrenal cell carcinoma
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Renal stones
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- ↑ http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/320/7228/165 BMJ 2000;320:165-166