IKDT was founded in August 2002 and started its laboratory work in January 2003. IKDT lab is performing diagnostic examination of endomyocardial biopsies. Its service is offered to all cardiological hospital departments in Germany and Europe.
Today IKDT is one of the leading laboratories on viral infections of heart muscle tissue. Molecular diagnostics of patient samples and also research samples is ensured by sufficient and well-educated and highly motivated technicians. All necessary analytical devices are existing in IKDT lab. New diagnostic tests will be adapted from currently applied methods.
IKDT lab is the only clinical laboratory in Germany which is accredited by College of American Pathologists (CAP) to perform extended diagnostics of endomyocardial biopsies. CAP is the only organization which is approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for accreditation of diagnostic labs outside of the US. The Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) includes a regular, biannual peer-review of laboratory and intermediate self-inspection by laboratory director. Implemented QM systems is following the GLP/GCP guidelines and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88).