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Primary Care Liaison


  • Definition

    • Presence of 1+ protein or more on urine dipstick.

    Initial work-up

    • Perform at least 2 consecutive urine dipsticks or urinalyses 1-2 days apart to confirm the diagnosis
    • Check blood pressure and growth
    • Perform a dipstick on early morning and an ambulatory urine sample to look for evidence of orthostatic proteinuria

    • Urine tests:
      • Urinalysis with microscopy
      • Spot urine protein to urine creatinine ratio

    • Serum tests (if persistent):
      • Creatinine/Urea
      • Electrolytes
      • Albumin

    Information needed

    • Bring to appointment:
      • First morning void
      • Growth Records
      • Copies of all laboratory tests
      • Copies or originals for all radiological studies with reports.
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    Clinical advice


    Switchboard - ask for Nephrology specialist
    consultant or registrar on-call:

    (03) 9345 5522

    RCH Emergency Department:

    (03) 9345 6477


    Booking enquiries 
    appointment rescheduling
    (03) 9345 5054 
    Rural doctors only (03) 9345 5072 

    Admission enquiries

    General admission enquiries: (03) 9345 6172

    ED admission enquiries:

    (03) 9345 6477

    After hours / Switchboard:

    (03) 9345 5522


    Seriously unwell child: (03) 9345 7007

    RCH Drug info-line:

    (03) 9345 5208


    Paediatric Handbook (2009) Renal conditions and enuresis, Chapter 32 (pp546-566); Colin Jones and Annie Moulden; Eighth Edition, Blackwell Publishing. By the staff of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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