Liaison: The International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH)
Links between the BIPM and the ICSH
- The ICSH is a JCTLM Executive Member.
The International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH) is a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organisation that aims to achieve reliable and reproducible results in laboratory analysis in the field of diagnostic haematology. The ICSH coordinates Working Groups of experts to examine laboratory methods and instruments for haematological analyses, to deliberate on issues of standardization and to stimulate and coordinate scientific work as necessary towards the development of international standardization materials and guidelines.
The BIPM and the ICSH cooperate to bring expertise in clinical laboratory haematology to the JCTLM and provide the opportunity to align the standardization and harmonization of haematology laboratory methods with the reference measurement system of the JCTLM, further enhancing the aim of ‘Accurate results for patient care’.