Non-visible haematuria

Differential diagnosis

  • Urinary tract infection (lower) in adults


Specific differential diagnosis

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Further management

NICE cancer referral guidelines for bladder cancer suggest the following:

Refer people using a suspected cancer pathway referral (for an appointment within 2 weeks) for bladder cancer if they are:
  • aged 45 and over and have:
    • unexplained visible haematuria without urinary tract infection or
    • visible haematuria that persists or recurs after successful treatment of urinary tract infection, or
  • aged 60 and over and have unexplained non‑visible haematuria and either dysuria or a raised white cell count on a blood test.

Consider non-urgent referral for bladder cancer in people aged 60 and over with recurrent or persistent unexplained urinary tract infection.