INSTAND e.V. is one of the world’s leading organisations for external quality assessment (EQA) in laboratory medicine, located in Düsseldorf, Germany. As a non-profit organization, it constitutes an interdisciplinary and independent scientific medical society with a unique and historically grown network of outstanding experts in the different fields of laboratory medicine. As a recognized member of national and international scientific bodies, INSTAND e.V. works in close cooperation with national and international organisations that are shaped by their joint commitment for standardisation and quality control.
INSTAND e.V. periodically organises national and international symposia, training courses and workshops. The high level of quality of INSTAND's work is documented by its recent accreditation in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17043.
Particularly external quality control and quality assurance have formed the backbone of INSTAND e.V.’s activities over several decades. In recent years, external quality assessment has played an ever increasing role in improving the inter-laboratory reliability and comparability of diagnostic results in the application of the different assay or test methodologies of various manufacturers.
Promoting these processes on a national and international level is a declared aim of INSTAND e.V. All our efforts and activities are for the improvement and assurance of patient care and patient safety.
For further information or participation in our External Quality Assessment schemes, please visit us at our stand Z6.H48, at the Medlab Exhibition.