The working group „Accreditation“ was founded in 2013 with the aim to prepare questions and statements in connection with the accreditation and recognition of medical laboratories and their associated standards with regard to clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine and to coordinate these within the DGKL as well as with the DGKL executive committee. This is intended to strengthen the position and perception of the DGKL as a scientific specialist society in the field of accreditation and recognition.
As the largest German scientific association in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, the DGKL has delegates in national and international committees who deal with questions of accreditation and recognition of laboratories and pass resolutions and issue rules in this field.
Accreditation and recognition of medical laboratories in Germany is the responsibility of the German Accreditation Body („Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle“, DAkkS) or the Central Authority of the Länder for Health Protection with regard to Medicinal Products and Medical Devices („Zentralstelle der Länder für Gesundheitsschutz bei Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten“, ZLG). DGKL members are represented in the DAkkS and ZLG committees.
The main focus of the WG's activities is on: