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JCTLM - Declaration of Cooperation between the BIPM, the IFCC and ILAC

The Joint Committee for Traceability in Laboratory Medicine (JCTLM) was established in response to the European Community Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro medical devices.

It was created in 2002 through a Declaration of Cooperation between:

  • the International Bureau of Weights and Mesures (BIPM),
  • the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), and
  • the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)

The Declaration of Cooperation was revised and re-signed in 2019, to facilitate expansion of the JCTLM Executive Committee to include additional organizations in its membership from further branches of laboratory medicine.



  1. JCTLM Executive Committee Member Organizations
  2. JCTLM National and Regional Members and Stakeholders
  3. JCTLM Working Groups
  4. The JCTLM Framework
  5. Participation of Organizations in the JCTLM

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