Laboratory medicine: Confirming diagnoses and supporting treatments – quickly, efficiently and correctly.


„Whether bleeding or vascular occlusion, there´ s no way past the coagulation lab“

The division sees itself as a contact point for research and routine in the field of hemostaseology. The work of the division is intended to support colleagues in both clinical and private laboratories in their daily work by providing practice-relevant work instructions for the various areas of hemostaseology.

Hemostaseology, like hardly any other field of laboratory medicine, is networked with almost all clinical areas and at the same time with fundamental subjects such as physiology and pharmacology. Our daily work revolves around questions on pre-analytics (the way blood is taken and the necessary aids, vessels, material transport), on the actual analysis (internal laboratory workflow, measuring methods) and especially on post-analytics (interpretation of findings in close contact with the senders of the samples). The complex process of „coagulation“ and the analytical peculiarities resulting from it are always challenges for medical-technical assistants and laboratory physicians or clinical chemists. In addition, all the laboratories involved in diagnostics are put to the test on a daily basis by the constant development of new therapeutic approaches.

Special tasks are processed in working groups.


  • Meetings / web or telephone conferences of the working groups
  • Every two years: Symposium of the division (current: 23. and 24.11.2018 in Bad Oeynhausen, see announcements)
  • Alternating with the symposium: WetLab (current: 27. März 2020 in Bad Oeynhausen)

PD Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Ingvild Birschmann / Bad Oeynhausen

Vice Chair:
Dr. med. Oliver Tiebel / Dresden

WetLab „Antikoagilatien"
Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW / Bad Oeynhausen