"These data suggest that patients under age 50 with no history of gross hematuria (approximately one third of patients evaluated) may safely avoid unnecessary and potentially hazardous testing for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria," Dr. Loo and colleagues conclude in their abstract. "Microscopic hematuria of any degree should not be used to determine diagnostic evaluation," they add.
The study was not commercially funded. Dr. Loo has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
American Urological Association (AUA) 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting: Abstract 62. Presented May 19, 2012.