The International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Results



Our specific objectives

  • to improve the harmonization of results from clinical laboratory measurement procedures for measurands (analytes) that do not have reference measurement procedures
  • to provide a resource center for information on global activities to harmonize and standardize clinical laboratory measurement procedures


Operating Procedures for the International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Results describe the program. The governing body is a Council made up of organizations from around the world that contribute financially to support the administration of the program. A Harmonization Oversight Group (HOG) is responsible to manage the harmonization activities.

Interested stakeholders may become Stakeholder Members of the consortium to support and contribute to the harmonization activities.

 The IFCC is the secretariat for administration of the program.

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Council Members

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

College of American Pathologists

International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

Japanese Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards

Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine


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