Reference Institute for Bioanalytics

Surveys for external quality control

RfB - these three letters stand for the Reference Institute for Bioanalytics. The German Medical Association has officially stipulated that interlaboratory surveys shall be carried out for the purpose of external quality control. The RfB is certified to ISO 17043 and its two calibration laboratories are certified to ISO 17025 and 15195. Our service includes approx. 100 different survey systems in the entire field of laboratory medicine, which are organized fast, regularly and reliably. Our goal is to offer opportunities for quality assurance and quality improvement.

Since our participants are not only from Germany, but from all over the world, all surveys are available in two languages. The surveys are mainly carried out online, i.e. the order process, transmission of the results, evaluation and return of the results and certificates is performed via our web portal.

We participate in national and international congresses and trade fairs as well as scientific committees. In addition, we are also available for questions and further information by phone, fax or e-mail.


please direct your questions to

Director: Dr. med. Wolf-Jochen Geilenkeuser
Deputy Director: Dr. rer. nat. Anja Kessler

Reference Institute for Bioanalytics
Friesdorfer Str. 153
53175 Bonn