In 1998, the Working Group Haemostasis Diagnostics was initiated by a group of NVTH members. This working group serves as a discussion platform for head and supervising analists of diagnostic laboratories who work on haemostasis diagnostics as well as development and implementation of new analysis methods.

Mission statement

The mission of the Working Group Haemostasis Diagnostics is to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis diagnostics, in order to promote expertise in the laboratories within the aforementioned working field.

This goal is reached through:
– Exchange of and discussion about practical experiences and problems
– Discussion on new analysis methods and techniques
– Jointly tackling problems, on both the theoretical and practical level
– Co-ordinating the execution of special an rarely used haemostasis tests
– Promotion of quality in diagnostics
– Discussion on publications on methods
– Providing information to laboratories of peripheral hospitals
– Publications on activities of the working group through the NVTH newsletter


The Working Group Haemostasis Diagnostics organises the following activities:
– Annual theme day for centres affiliated with the working group. The members of the working group should be members of the NVTH
– Publication of the theme day on the NVTH webiste and in the NVTH newsletter
– Core group meeting 4-5 times yearly

Core group

The Working Group Haemostasis Diagnostics existis of a core group of (head)analists of specialised laboratories.
At this moment, the core group consists of:
Caroline Klopper, Amsterdam UMC (voorzitter)
Paul Verhezen, MUMC
André van Cappelle, UMCG
Riekje Nieman, Erasmus MC
Clint van Duren, Radboudumc
Eline Liesting, UMCU (secretariaat WHD)

bestuur WHD 2017

Reports (Dutch only)

Themadag Trombocyten, 23 maart 2017 te Amersfoort
Themadag Hemofilie, 17 maart 2016 te Den Bosch
Themadag Trombofilie, 21 april 2015 te Groningen
Themadag Lupus Coagulans, 1 april 2014 te Utrecht
Themadag Nieuwe Orale Antistollingsmiddelen (NOAC’s), 7 maart 2013 te Leiden
Themadag Von Willbrand Diagnostiek, 15 maart 2012 te Rotterdam
PAOKC/VHL/WHD symposium “Hemostase naar een nieuwe fase”, 6 oktober 2011 te Zwolle
Themadag Trombocyten, 24 Maart 2011 te Amsterdam
Themadag Hemofilie, 18 maart 2010 te Nijmegen