Kidney Centre
Kidney Centre


A valid GP or Specialist referral is required for all services provided in the clinic – please visit your GP for an assessment if you feel a referral may be required.

All patients referred to the Kidney Centre RPA must have relevant investigations prior to an appointment and a valid referral.

What investigations are required?

  • Blood tests including: recent and previous biochemistry and haematology (at a minimum: FBC, EUC, LFT, calcium, magnesium, phosphate)
  • Urinary protein tests: spot urine protein-to-creatinine ratio OR spot urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio OR 24-hour urinary excretion for proteinuria
  • Urinary sediments: urine microscopy for red cell morphology
  • Ideally, any type of renal tract imaging (ultrasound to CT)

All referrals MUST BE sent to the Kidney Centre RPA via fax (02 9515 1744) or via email to BEFORE an appointment can be made. Please call and discuss any urgent cases with the on-call renal physician for expedited referrals.

For General Practitioner Specialists and other Specialists: What is a valid referral?

All referrals must include:

  • Date and duration of referral. We normally accept 12-month period referrals only. For indefinite referrals, please discuss with the specialist nephrologist.
  • An indication of the urgency of the referral
  • All renal referrals must include a named consultant – if unsure, please address referral to Professor Steve Chadban and associates.
  • We will endeavour to allocate the referral to the named specialist. However, please note that the referrals may be allocated to another specialist based on availability and clinical urgency
  • Referrer’s name, address, provider number and signature
  • Patient details: name, date of birth, address, phone number and other contact details
  • Reason for referral
  • Medical history
  • List of medications
  • Need for interpreter
  • If available, most recent letter from other specialists (if applicable).