The Association of Clinical Biochemistry Specialists (KBUD) was established in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999 in order to encourage the development of Clinical Biochemistry and to protect rights and benefits of its members. Association members include academicians, researchers, and colleagues who have completed or are continuing their training and education in the specialty of Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry. KBUD organizes various National and International congresses, symposia and courses. KBUD is responsible for a National External Quality Control Program (KBUDEK), Laboratory Reference Ranges for Turkey (TURA), and translation of selected articles from AACC's Journal of Clinical Chemistry. Lab Tests Online-TR launched in March 2011.