Monday October 5, 2020
The GPL team have developed a new eReferral for WBOP – the Temporal Artery Biopsy service, now undergoing a pilot between October and December 2020.
If you suspect your patient has temporal arteritis, please call Dr Tim Sole (or APU SMO if Dr Sole away) via the DHB switchboard to discuss the case.
Once the request is approved, send the new eReferral with the details requested on this Bay Navigator page - https://baynav.bopdhb.govt.nz/mul.../temporal-artery-biopsy/.
You MUST note which SMO you have spoken to on the eReferral.
Your patient can be listed for a biopsy by the surgical service and followed up in rheumatology clinic, usually within 1-2 weeks.