About Us

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) is focused on increasing the quality, spectrum, coverage and overall efficiency of laboratory testing in the UAE and GCC region. As a Mubadala Health partner, it implements international best-practice reference-laboratory processes and aims to set the benchmark for quality laboratory standards in the region.

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  • Laboratories (1)
    11
    State-of-the-art Laboratories

    Owned and managed to cater for the full healthcare spectrum

  • Pathology (1)
    21
    World-class Pathologists

    Bringing leading western trained and board certified clinical specialists to the UAE

  • Test Menu (1)
    5000+
    Test Menu

    Includes 1000+ tests performed in-house and provides testing for all medical disciplines

  • Test Volume (1)
    9M+
    Annual Test Volume

    98% of total tests are performed in country

  • Accreditations (1)
    21
    International Accreditations

    Awarded CAP, EIAC, ISO:15189, GCAA and JCI accreditations

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    Key Services

    NRL brings to the region world-class services, connecting referring physicians with locally present subspecialized experts to provide highly specialized in-country services.

    • Laboratories
      Anatomic Pathology
    • Genomics And Molecular Diagnostics
      Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics
    • Newborn Screening (1)
      Newborn Screening
    • Laboratory Management
      Laboratory Management
    • Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Diseases
    • HLA
      Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)
    • Flow Cytometry
      Flow Cytometry
    • Special Coagulation (1)
      Special Coagulation
    • Protein
      Protein Studies/
      Special chemistry
    • Occupational Health (1)
      Occupational Health

      Scientific Expertise

      NRL’s scientific team is one of the largest internationally accredited and board certified expert teams in the country providing specialized experience and expertise across a range of disease areas.

      Operational Excellence

      NRL’s fully-automated state-of-the-art laboratories and associated processes are specifically designed to meet the evolving needs of all healthcare stakeholders in the region.

      Combined with our innovative solutions, advanced connectivity and seamless logistics infrastructure, NRL’s service offering exceeds the expectations of our healthcare partners.

      Leader in Quality

      NRL is committed to bringing international laboratory best practices to the region, acting as thought leaders to support policy makers to improve regional quality standards.

      NRL is one of the largest CAP accredited laboratory networks in the Middle East. NRL has also attained ISO:15189 and ISO:22870 accreditations, JCI accreditations and is one of only four laboratory providers in the UAE approved by the GCAA to carry out drug and alcohol testing for the UAE aviation industry.

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