INSTAND e. V. is an interdisciplinary, not-for-profit, scientific medical society with over 300 members. It has been organising EQAs as part of external quality assurance in the area of haematology since 1968. In 1970, this service was extended to include nearly all areas of laboratory diagnostics. 

Our goals

  • Optimal patient care through improved diagnostics, treatment monitoring, follow-up care and rehabilitation in the area of medicine

  • Early detection of diseases by improving the quality of lab analyses and their assessment

  • Promoting research on quality assurance in laboratory medicine

  • Further training in all areas of medical laboratory diagnostics

INSTAND e. V. is one of three reference institutions appointed by the German Medical Association and, thus, responsible for the organisation of EQAs for quality control in medical laboratories. 

Structure of INSTAND e.V.

Statutes (in German)

History (in German)