Centers of Excellence

Anatomic Pathology

National Reference Laboratory brings to the region world-class anatomic pathology services.

Connecting referring physicians with locally present subspecialized pathology experts to provide highly specialized in-country services. The services are provided by the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory that National Reference Laboratory manages in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)...


Molecular Diagnostics

The Center of Excellence for Molecular Diagnostics features a flagship molecular laboratory in the frames of our state-of-the-art testing facility in ICAD, Abu Dhabi

The test menu of the Centre inlcudes Molecular Diagnotics Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Molecular Diagnostics Test for Human Papiloma Virus (HPV)...


Protein Studies

The Center of Excellence for Protein Studies is located at NRL’s laboratory in ICAD, Abu Dhabi.

The laboratory provides comprehensive specialized testing for the diagnosis of plasma cell disorders (dyscrasias).Plasma cell disorders (dyscrasias) are diverse group of diseases characterized by clonal protein production.


Flow Cytometry

We are proud to announce that with the introduction of a T- and B-Lymphocyte and Natural Killer Cell Profile tests.

we started the establishing of a Centre of Excellence for Flow Cytometry, within our ICAD Laboratory in Abu Dhabi.We are further working on expanding the test menu of the Center with more extensive immunophenotyping...


Tuberculosis Testing

The Center of Excellence for Tuberculosis Testing.

Implements all quality performance standards required to safely and effectively culture Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent for Tuberculosis (TB).To perform such testing, NRL has ensured that its laboratory, with intricate design, containment, and equipment capabilities, comply with requirements for a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory.



Center of Excellence for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) testing

NRL is working to soon establish a Center of Excellence for Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) testing, to support the growth of organ transplantation services in the region. The center will be opened during Q1 2018. For any related queries, please get in touch with us at