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Laboratory Medicine

We contribute to cure, care and healthy ageing by providing optimal and innovative laboratory diagnostic procedures, tests and advice. Department
We contribute to cure, care and healthy ageing by providing optimal and innovative laboratory diagnostic procedures, tests and advice.
The Laboratory department takes the lead in creating and utilizing novel analytical and diagnostic techniques, which are rooted in the principles of Predictive, Preventive, Personalized, and Participatory (P4) Medicine. This approach broadens our understanding of disease mechanisms and enhances our analytical expertise. We collaborate with and support the research endeavors of other departments and external researchers at UMCG.

In Laboratory medicine, substantial progress in our understanding of mechanisms of disease, coupled with extraordinary technical advances and progress in data sciences, creates an exciting and challenging field of research. These developments generate important new opportunities to create multidisciplinary convergences between the traditional laboratory diagnostic disciplines, leading the way to integrated diagnostics. The challenge facing this new era of laboratory medicine is the appropriate implementation of new tools and technologies to improve patient care, also in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

Our services include providing established research diagnostic tests, assistance with sample collection and processing Project Laboratory (umcgresearch.org), and expert advice on the implementation of diagnostic tests in research projects, leveraging our clinical and analytical expertise. We also create and validate innovative methods in collaboration with other researchers, and may offer customized diagnostic tests that are not typically available.


How our research benefits to society

Multiple research areas are dedicated to creating innovative (multi-parameter) diagnostic methods and enhancing diagnostic accuracy, with the goal of improving patient care and test outcomes.

In addition:

  • We take part in extensive cohort studies such as Lifelines, Lifelines-Next, Transplant-line, OncoLifeS, and Prevend.
  • Additionally, we integrate near-patient testing methods to enhance the quality of care provided to patients.
  • We educate students to understand disease mechanisms and novel diagnostic techniques.


University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Laboratory
P.O. Box 30.001
Internal postcode EA41
9700 RB Groningen

Visiting address
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
Department of Laboratory
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ, Groningen

Janneke Dijck-Brouwer
Staff / Researcher
Tel: +(31) 50 361 37 82
E-mail: [email protected]

Anouk Bos
Project coordinator
Tel: +(31) 6 55 25 65 33
E-mail: [email protected]

Joyce Doorn
Contact Project Laboratory
Tel: +(31) 50 361 38 06
E-mail: [email protected]

Eline Vrijburg
Tel.: +(31) 50 361 15 76
E-mail: [email protected]