Fabian Raddatz, Managing Director and Nina Beikert, Managing Director, Labor Berlin
Fabian Raddatz, Managing Director and Nina Beikert, Managing DirectorThe healthcare system depends on clinical laboratory diagnostics to facilitate fast and accurate patient diagnosis in order to provide the right treatment and thus enhance patient outcomes. The tests conducted by medical laboratories provide profound insights into a patient’s medical condition and enable healthcare providers to deliver personalised care.

However, maintaining a clinical laboratory with cutting-edge diagnostic equipment is challenging, especially as resources in the healthcare system are massively limited. Being Europe`s biggest hospital laboratory, Labor Berlin provides leading-edge diagnostic services to hospitals and specialized doctors across Berlin and throughout Germany.

Labor Berlin is a Joint Venture of the Charité University Medicine, Europe’s biggest university hospital, and the Vivantes Network for Health, Germany’s biggest municipal hospital group. Labor Berlin serves as a bridge between clinics, laboratories, science, and the healthcare industry to facilitate efficient collaboration in order to enhance patient outcomes.

“We strongly focus on innovation. The needs of our customers, being amongst the most specialized and largest hospitals in Europe, are extremely challenging, which is an extra motivation for us to constantly enhance our services and transfer research results into patient care as quickly as possible,” says Fabian Raddatz, Managing Director of Labor Berlin.

Labor Berlin not only serves Charité and Vivantes, but provides services to other hospitals in Berlin and beyond. Labor Berlin is a unique combination of highly specialised testing on the one hand and automated high-throughput testing on the other hand at the same time, delivering accurate diagnostics results for more than 30,000 human samples per day.

Labor Berlin: Cutting-Edge Clinical and Diagnostic Services

Moreover, Labor Berlin uses innovative laboratory intelligence tools to facilitate in-depth reporting on topics of interest to professionals in hospitals, academic, and government institutions, while also supporting healthcare professionals choose the right diagnostic tests for their patients. The insights gathered by its laboratory intelligence systems enable Labor Berlin’s staff to augment their decision-making and enhance the quality of the clinical and diagnostic tests. These systems further enable the laboratory to establish a standardised and automated workflow, allowing them to deliver high throughput while maintaining flexibility and efficiency in diagnostic processes.

Labor Berlin’s competencies can be clearly seen in several past instances. The company’s agility was of major importance during the COVID-19-pandemic. Labor Berlin invested millions of Euros in COVID-PCR-capacities at the very beginning of the pandemic in order to secure patient care for the biggest hospitals and major testing centers in the capital of Germany. It was the first European laboratory to offer COVID-PCR tests for patients on a large-scale basis.

We strongly focus on innovation. The needs of our customers, being amongst the most specialized and largest hospitals in Europe, are extremely challenging, which is an extra motivation for us to constantly enhance our services and transfer research results into patient care as quickly as possible

“It is our mission and philosophy to focus on and ensure patient care, even if that means taking economical risks,” says Nina Beikert, Managing Director of Labor Berlin. “We were able to cope with the flood of COVID-19 samples by working as a brilliant team and collaborating with all partners from the very first beginning of the pandemic”.

Another example: When Tuberculosis (TB)—a disease almost eradicated in Europe—started to appear more frequently again, Labor Berlin developed tests that differentiated between an active and a latent TB, helping decide whether a patient had to be isolated or if he should be quickly treated and sent home.

Labor Berlin is employee-centric, taking feedback from every department to constantly improve its capabilities. Exceptional values and workplace culture further enhance the company’s competencies. As healthcare organisations prioritise personalised medicine and care for their patients, Labor Berlin will continue providing doctors with cutting-edge diagnostic services leveraging their immense knowledge in laboratory medicine.