– the intergovernmental organization through which Member States act together
     on matters related to measurement science and measurement standards.
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International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC)

The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) is a worldwide, non-political organization for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

Through leadership and innovation in science and education they strive to enhance the scientific level and the quality of diagnosis and therapy for patients throughout the world. Their focus is on scientific standards, publications, education and communications. The mission of the IFCC's Scientific Division is to advance the science of Clinical Chemistry and to apply it to the practice of Clinical Laboratory Medicine. It instigates and promotes theoretical and practical developments in the field of standards and standardisation in clinical chemistry.

Formal relationship:
Links between the BIPM and the IFCC:

  • The IFCC is a major partner in the JCTLM.
  • The IFCC is a member of the JCGM.
  • The IFCC participates in the CCQM and the CCU.

BIPM contact(s):
IFCC contact(s):
  • Prof. Ian Young , JCTLM Executive Committee Chairperson
  • Dr Gary L. Myers, JCTLM member