2.3.1 Timeframe for referring to a specialist

  • If the presence of lymphoma is highly likely based on the initial consultation with the general practitioner, referral for urgent tissue diagnosis is needed, followed by urgent referral to a specialist centre for further assessment within 72 hours.
  • For patients who underwent further investigations (if indicators of concern are absent), referral to a specialist should occur within four weeks.
  • Patients under observation should be reviewed by their general practitioner within six weeks of initial presentation.