Santariškių g. 2, 08661 Vilnius
tel. (+370) 5 236 5000
faks. (+370) 5 236 5111




History of centre


Vilnius university hospital Santaros Klinikos Centre of laboratory medicine (CLM) was founded in 12th November 1991. It is the university hospital division performing laboratory tests, providing consulting, educational and research services. The performance is regulated by CLM regulation, injunctions of Managing director and enactments of director of the Centre. CLM is a clinical base for the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Laboratory medicine of Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine, also a teaching and science base for medical students, master degree students in medical biology,  residents, graduate students and participants of advanced training courses (

Centre of laboratory medicine has moved into new specially designed, built and appointed premises in 10th of April 2008.

Since 1996 Centre of laboratory medicine is assessed by State Health Care Accreditation agency under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania according to laboratory certification regulations for Health care institutions to provide widest selection of laboratory tests in Lithuania. CLM activity and methodology, used for evaluation of certainty of in vitro diagnostics medical devices, of performed tests is compliant with international standard LST EN ISO/IEC 17025:2006 ‘Competence of testing and calibrating laboratories. General requirements’ and meets the requirements of customers, national institutions or acknowledgement lending organizations. At the moment laboratory is preparing for accreditation process according to standard LST EN ISO 15189:2007 ‘Medical laboratories – Particular requirements for quality and competence“.

CLM aim is to improve patient health, i.e. laboratory tests are performed to diagnose diseases, to estimate their course, treatment and prognosis, also for prevention of diseases.

 The objectives of the centre are:
• high quality services of laboratory medicine;
• introduction of quality management system validated with internationally approved principles, continuous improvement of quality managing system results;
• participation in external quality assessment surveys;
• prevention of uncertainties;
• meeting customers requirements by competent work, timely orders and certain confidentiality;
• participation in health care practitioners meetings, consultations, discussions of clinical cases, clinical visiting-rounds, warranty of proper and up to date interpretation of laboratory medicine questions;
• persistence as a teaching and science base for medical students, postgraduates, residents, graduate students and listeners of doctors refresher course;
• research performance, participation in clinical studies.

Tests in CLM are performed not only for in-patients and outpatients, but also for Association of Santariskiu medical institutions (SMIA) and other health care institutions in Lithuania.

Since 1995 by continuous implementation of new tests and their methods, improvement of quality of results, CLM has become a leading laboratory in Lithuania. It is well known as the centre of laboratory tests for clinical studies.

Atnaujinta 2017-07-19
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