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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Urogynecologic Society encourages organizations producing future guidelines on the evaluation of microscopic hematuria to set sex-specific recommendation. Currently both ACOG and AUGS, recommend that asymptomatic, low-risk, never-smoking women aged 35-50 years undergo evaluation only if they have more than 25 red blood cells per high-power field.1

Guides from the US Preventative Services Task Force and the Infectious Disease Society of America2,3 also recommend screening for:

  • Pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks of gestation screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine, culture or at their first prenatal visit if later2
  • Periodically screen older and elderly women3

LabCorp offers a test for Urinalysis.

Reference

  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria in women. ACOG Committee Opinion. No. 703. June 2017
  2. US Preventative Services Task Force. Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults: Reaffirmation of recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician. 2010 Feb 15;81(4):505-506
  3. Nicolle LE, Bradley S, Colgan R, Rice JC, Schaeffer A, Hooton TM. Infectious Disease Society of America. Guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;40:642-54