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Helmuth Haslacher
Priv.-Doz. Mag. DDr. Helmuth Haslacher, BSc BADpt. Biobank Coordinator

Department of Laboratory Medicine
Position: Consultant

ORCID: 0000-0003-4605-2503
T +43 1 40400 53190

Further Information


Clinical Chemistry Tests; Clinical Laboratory Techniques; Total Quality Management

Research group(s)

  • MedUni Wien Biobank
    Research Area: The MedUni Wien Biobank considers itself as a link between basic and clinical research with the aim of enhancing research opportunities into emerging diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers and therapy strategies.

Research interests

Helmuth Haslacher is trained in human medicine, molecular biology and political science and holds the venia docendi for medical and chemical laboratory diagnostics. He coordinates the MedUni Vienna Biobank and works as a specialist for laboratory medicine at the Medical University of Vienna. Moreover, he is a member of the university's ethical committee. Within BBMRI, Haslacher heads the work package for quality management of the Austrian national node and is an expert for liquid biobanking for BBMRI-ERIC. His research interests include the influence of the extra-analytical phase in biomarker research and was recently expanded by the evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 serological testing strategies. To date, Haslacher has (co-)authored more than 80 papers.

Selected publications

  1. Perkmann, T. et al., 2020. Side-by-Side Comparison of Three Fully Automated SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assays with a Focus on Specificity. Clinical Chemistry, 66(11), pp.1405,
  2. Batmyagmar, D. et al., 2019. High intensity endurance training is associated with better quality of life, but not with improved cognitive functions in elderly marathon runners. Scientific Reports, 9(1). Available at:
  3. Slavka, G. et al., 2011. Mean Platelet Volume May Represent a Predictive Parameter for Overall Vascular Mortality and Ischemic Heart Disease. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 31(5), pp.1215,
  4. Haslacher, H. et al., 2017. The effect of storage temperature fluctuations on the stability of biochemical analytes in blood serum. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), 55(7). Available at:
  5. Haslacher, H. et al., 2012. Myeloperoxidase Levels Predict Executive Function. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 33(12), pp.1034,