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LKF Central Laboratory

LKF - over 30 years of experience

Independent medical laboratory to support clinical trials of phases I – IV

LKF is an independent medical laboratory founded 1991 to support clinical trials of phases I – IV. From planning to completion, the broad spectrum of services covers all aspects of the laboratory part of clinical trials. LKF has considerable experience and expertise in a variety of clinical indications, their diagnosis and therapy.

With our global network of partner laboratories in Europe, North America, South America and China, we provide laboratory services for clinical trials around the world. Dedicated and experienced project managers are assigned to each study ensuring a long-term consistency within a project.

From the beginning, LKF was aware of the importance of a continuous and timely information of all responsible persons involved in a clinical trial - and we are convinced that communication is one of our strengths.

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Transport Ukraine and China

Ukraine: sample shipments from Western Ukraine to LKF can be cautiously organised depending on the circumstances at the sites. China: local restrictions in sample shipments due to COVID lockdowns possible. We are working efficiently to provide the services needed by our clients.


Update 3: Transport Ukraine, Russia and Belarus

Transports to and from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus are still restricted or suspended. Courier services are looking for alternative routes, however, this strongly depends on the development of the local circumstances.

Once we receive updates, we will inform you immediately.


Update 2: Transport Ukraine, Russia and Belarus

Due to the military conflict, pickup and delivery services from / to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus have been suspended or are immensely restricted until further notice.

Once we receive further updates, we will inform you immediately.


Update: Transport Ukraine and Russia

Due to the military conflict, pickup and delivery services from / to Ukraine and Russia have been suspended until further notice.

Once we receive further updates, we will inform you immediately.


All transport to and from Ukraine suspended

Due to the military conflict, pickup and delivery services from / to Ukraine have been suspended until further notice.

Once we receive further updates, we will inform you immediately.


Courier transport to and from Ukraine

There are currently no issues or delays with shipments to and from the Ukraine. Due to the challenging situation this may change suddenly. Updates will be posted here.



Dr. Schönicke and Dr. El-Samalouti have joined the managing team of directors with Bärbel Wilke. Former managing director Uwe Troge will remain responsible as an authorized signatory. LKF has taken a step towards a generational change to maintain valuable professional services.


Registration of DHL Shipments

New phone number for the registration of DHL shipments:

+49 228 902 435 11

The old number is no longer active and there will be no redirection to the new number.



We are modernizing our website design and menu navigation and are widening our information spectrum.

All general information, news, downloads, as well as the RDV login will remain in their original form.


Omicron COVID-19 variant in Africa

Due to the new COVID-19 variant, some airlines are operating on restrictive service, making transports into and out of Africa challenging.

LKF is in close contact with all courier services to maintain a reliable supply chain. Updates will be posted regularly.


Moving back to the new normal

During the pandemic situation, we have experienced new ways of flexibility in working which are possible without a loss of individual services and overall quality. However, meeting colleagues face to face brings back a lot of comfort and well-being to each workplace.


LKF goes robotics

LKF has now implemented a new automated liquid handling system, the Flow Robotics flowbot™ ONE. It assures precise and accurate pipetting process and, thereby, leads to reliable and consistent results for our clients.


30 years dedicated to clinical trials

We would like to thank all colleagues, clients and partners for their trust, reliability and contribution to our success. We are looking forward to the next exciting challenges with you!


Liquid Biopsies and Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) analysis

With the CELLSEARCH®CTC system, LKF provides a convenient, standardized and reliable technology for the monitoring of cancer treatment efficacy to our clients dealing with clinical trials on advanced therapies in oncology.

LKF has set up a stringent quality management system based on the international guidelines GCP and ISO 17025. This ensures an excellent quality performance and enables us to prove the quality required for clinical trials at any time. Analytical quality is regularly certified by participation in proficiency testing programs, e.g. NGSP for HbA1c (Level I Certificate ) or INSTAND e.V.

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About LKF

Today, LKF has more than 150 employees and is a part of GBA Group Pharma.

Our company comprises 6 major departments:

  • Study Management
  • Lab Kit Supply
  • Logistics
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Data Management
  • Quality Assurance

The experienced and highly committed GBA Group team offers a variety of different services in the following areas:

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Bioanalytical Services

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Proficiency Testing Certificates

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Quality Assurance



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Dr. Volker El-Samaouti- LKF

Your direct contact

Dr. Volker El-Samalouti
Managing Director
+49 4307 8276 – 0

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Central Laboratory

Laboratorium für Klinische Forschung (LKF) GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Str. 25-29
24223 Schwentinental

Tel. +49 4307 8276-0
Fax +49 4307 8276-79

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