Reference Material Institute for Clinical Chemistry Standards (ReCCS) was separated from the Govermental Bureau of Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute,Japan(CERI),1995,CERI:http://www.cerij.or.jp/ceri_en/index_e4.shtml to start HECTEF.
Health Care Technology Foundation (HECTEF) was composed of two bodies:
one was a membership association of which role lies in enlightenment of reference materials, and the other was a Calibration and Reference Material Institute named the HECTEF Standard Reference Center.The name of the HECTEF Standard Reference Center has been changed to Reference Material Institute for Clinical Chemistry Standards.
Reference Material Institute for Clinical Chemistry Standards (ReCCS) aims at developing and issuing reference materials and is approved to be an IA Japan Caribration Institute in medical field of which quality system meets ISO 17025 and ISO15195, ISO Guide 34. Its Board of Directors and advisors are composed of leading persons and leading companies in clinical chemistry and experts in reference materials.