At present appointments made on the direct online booking platform will only be available for dates from 3 June 2021. If you would prefer a booking at an earlier date please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Referring Health Care Worker Information
Hypothyroidism is managed medically with Eltroxin. We recommend a starting dose of 100ug and a repeat thyroid function test in 6 weeks. For further advice contact the Groote Schuur Hospital Medical Endocrine team using the VULA app
Hyperthyroidism is managed by the Medical Endocrine team at Groote Schuur Hospital. For a booking please contact the Groote Schuur Hospital Medical Endocrine team using the VULA app
If possible please initiate functionality tests before referral - Below is a guideline explaining what tests to request
Hyperaldosteronism: Aldosterone / renin ratio
Request Aldosterone / renin ratio should be requested after obtaing 2 bood tubes from the patient. A purple and yellow top tube are needed.
Minimum sample volumes: aldosterone 1.5 ml and renin 1.8 ml (avoid haemolysis).
Patients should maintain liberal dietary salt intake prior to testing.Hypokalaemia should be corrected with supplemental potassium chloride tablets prior to testing (the absence of hypokalaemia does in no way exclude primary hyperaldosteronism).
Pheochromocytoma: 24 Hour Urinary Metanephrines Level
24-Hour Urine Collection
• The 24 hour collection container should be collected from the laboratory and labeled with appropriate patient identification.
The container must be acidified with hydrochloric acid, if you shake the bottle usually you can hear a small amount of liquid in the bottle
• Instructions for 24 hour urine collection for the patient:─ Void (discard) first morning urine ─ Collect all urine passed for 24 hours including the first morning urine of the next day into a small clean container and after each void carefully transfer contents into the 24 hour urinecontainer─ Return the 24 hour urine container to the clinic after completing the collection
Cushing syndrome: 24 Hour Urinary Cortisol Level
The container must be empty with no additive
Please make sure you provide the patient with a handwritten referral letter and instruct them to bring it with them to the consultation. You can upload additional information if you want, just make a note on the referral letter to make us aware that you uploaded additional information.
Make sure you select a date and time slot on the calendar. Once you have selected a time slot a blue box should appear below the calendar reading "You’ve selected 7:00 AM on Wednesday and date" If you now hit submit your patient is booked. All patients should be at the clinic before 07h00.
Please make sure you click Submit AFTER selecting a date and time.