Our Laboratories

NRL owns two laboratories one in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai. Additionally, NRL manages the laboratory of Healthpoint in Abu Dhabi as well as the laboratories of all Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s branches in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. In partnership with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi(CCAD), NRL jointly manages the Anatomic Pathology laboratory and is responsible for all CCAD laboratory referral testing.

NRL’s network recently expanded to include two additional laboratories, each located on our client’s premises and managed by NRL: Etihad Airways Medical Centre (Abu Dhabi) and Valiant Clinic (Dubai), a premium outpatient clinic managed and operated by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and brought to Dubai by Meraas.


National Reference Laboratory - Abu Dhabi

National Reference Laboratory Abu Dhabi is the company’s headquarters and main testing site performing an extensive test menu thus reducing the need for referrals to outside laboratories that improves turn-around time for physicians and their patients. This College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, 20,000 square foot facility is located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).


National Reference Laboratory - Dubai

This laboratory provides testing for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The facility is located at the Laboratory Complex of Dubai Science Park and it is the first laboratory in the UAE to achieve both CAP-accreditation and ISO 15189 certification.



Managed laboratory at Healthpoint Hospital

Healthpoint Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital for the entire family, including the most comprehensive orthopedic, spine and physiotherapy offerings in the region, located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. The laboratory at Healthpoint Hospital, managed by National Reference Laboratory, is fully equipped and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide urgent testing and transfusion services for the needs of Healthpoint Hospital’s physicians and patients. Under the guidance of the National Reference Laboratory’s Quality Assurance Department, Healthpoint Hospital’s laboratory was awarded a CAP certificate one year after the laboratory’s inception, which benefits both patient safety and cost effectiveness.


Managed laboratories at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

National Reference Laboratory manages the laboratories of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, a one stop shop for the treatment, prevention, education, awareness, training and research of diabetes in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. These labs use state-of-the-art technology to provide efficient high-throughput instrumentation enabling all blood tests to be reported in one hour or less and ensuring a gold standard of real-time, personalized care for the Centre’s patients. The National Reference Laboratory Quality Assurance Department is working on the readiness of these laboratories for a CAP inspection in Q1 2016.


Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) - joint management with CCAD

National Reference Laboratory manages the technical part of the Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a multi-specialty hospital with 12 practice Institutes, including five centers of excellence in Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye and Respiratory & Critical Care and specialist offerings in Medical Subspecialties and Emergency Medicine. This laboratory is one of the largest Anatomic Pathology labs in the region, providing world-class Anatomic Pathology services from many subspecialties and plans to offer one of the largest test menus for immunochistochemical staining. In addition, through its e-pathology systems, this lab has direct access to a large network of dedicated pathologist to provide accurate diagnosis even for the most complicated cases.

Managed laboratory at Etihad Airways Medical Centre

NRL provides on-site and off-site diagnostic services for the Etihad Airways Medical Centre. The on-site laboratory managed by NRL performs testing for the patients of the medical center of Etihad Airways, which offers best-in-class healthcare services to the airline’s fast-growing workforce and their families, as well as routine and periodic laboratory testing and radiology services for the airline staff to ensure compliance with UAE GCAA regulations.


Managed laboratory at Valiant Clinic (Dubai)

NRL manages the laboratory at Valiant Clinic (Dubai), a premium outpatient clinic managed and operated by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and brought to Dubai by Meraas..

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Building on the current laboratory management model, National Reference Laboratory will continue to grow the network of managed facilities with its ambition to become the largest network of CAP accredited laboratories in the region.