German Society of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine


Goals and purposes of the DGKL


DGKL represents, promotes and shapes Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in research, teachings and patient care. It is the ambition to secure departmental chairs for education and continuing education, to advance research in all areas of laboratory medicine and clinical pathology respectively, to improve diagnostics and care for patients in all areas, to promote interdisciplinary dialog for medical doctors and scientists and therewith achieve further development of our subject matter.



DGKL especially promotes

  • Professional qualification of young academics

  • Education and continuing education of doctors


  • continuing education of natural scientists


  • Organization of scientific conferences

  • Projects in research and education

  • Measures for the improvement in early detection, diagnosis, progression assessment and therapy monitoring of illnesses


  • Measures for the improvement of medical care


  • The DGKL donation to Pathobiochemistry and molecular diagnostic.


  • Awarding scholarly prizes


  • Conferral of recognition as a clinical chemist


  • Publishing of scientific magazines


  Foundation for
  Pathobiochemistry and
  Molecular Diagnostics (SPMD)



 Reference Institute for





  Umbrella organisations