Elective Referrals

The VGH Thrombosis Clinic accepts elective non-urgent referrals for the following conditions:

  1. Duration of anticoagulation
  2. Investigation for thrombophilia
  3. Primary or secondary thromboprophylaxis
  4. Venous thromboembolism in unusual site(s)
  5. Complicated anticoagulation management (e.g., cancer, APS, recurrent VTE)
  6. History of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)

To send an elective referral, fax the completed the Elective Thrombosis Referral Form below, along with relevant laboratory and radiology reports, to 604-875-5071.

To facilitate the consultation, please provide the following information:

  1. Bloodwork within past 3 months (CBC, INR, aPTT, creatinine, total bilirubin)
  2. Laboratory reports of previous thrombophilia testing
  3. Radiology reports of previous thrombotic events

Once the referral form and all requested information are received, the referral will be triaged and prioritized accordingly. Incomplete referral forms will delay triaging and prolong wait times. The typical wait time for an elective referral is 3 – 6 months. If consultation within 1 month is needed, please call VGH Thrombosis Clinic nurse at 604-675-2481 extension 4 to discuss.

Please note:
Thrombosis Clinic nurses are available from Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 5:00 pm only. If you experience an urgent matter in the evening or on the weekend, please call the VGH Hospital Switchboard at 604-875-5000 and ask for the hematologist on call.

For referrals for treatment of an acute VTE episode, see the Acute VTE Treatment Referral page.

For referrals for managing anticoagulation around the time of surgery or other invasive procedures, see the Perioperative Referral page.

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