Published on : 24 April 2016
Location : Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi, April 24th 2016 —During Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 24-30,2016, National Reference Laboratory, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, recognizes its team of more than 120 laboratory professionals and celebrates their dedication as a crucial member of the patient care team, collaborating to improve patient care and outcomes.

From small practices to large hospitals and standalone laboratories, medical laboratory professionals deliver accurate test results every day and serve as part of the healthcare team to guide and assess patients’ ongoing treatment and care. Using state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation, laboratory professionals perform and supervise tests that lead to the detection of potential health problems.  

 “I salute our outstanding laboratory professionals and all laboratory teams working together to provide accurate results for patients. You are the cornerstone of diagnosis and an integral part of the larger patient care team, directly contributing to preserving and enhancing patients’ lives,” said Dr. Basel Altrabulsi, FCAP, Clinical and Anatomic Pathologist and Chief Medical Officer at National Reference Laboratory. 

“National Reference Laboratory as one of the largest networks of laboratories in the UAE, consisting of six laboratories across the country, houses a large pool of more than 120 laboratory professionals. During Lab Week 2016, National Reference Laboratory is celebrating their contribution to patient care. Lab Week’s theme, Laboratory Professionals Get Results, recognizes the proactive, collaborative role laboratory professionals play in advancing patient care”, said Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO of National Reference Laboratory. 

About National Reference Laboratory

National Reference Laboratory is a Mubadala Company created in partnership with Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®), the world’s leading healthcare diagnostics company and operator of one of the world’s largest and most experienced clinical laboratory networks.
National Reference Laboratory’s vision is to increase the spectrum, coverage and overall efficiency of laboratory testing in the region, to implement international best practice reference laboratory processes and to set the benchmark for quality standards in the region. Together with the significant resources of LabCorp, National Reference Laboratory offers a comprehensive menu of more than 5,000 tests, providing a complete solution for all clinical testing needs in an efficient and high-quality environment that reduces both turnaround time and logistics-related costs, compared with other referral laboratories. Through its commitment to a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS), investment in state-of-the-art technologies, superior connectivity solutions, advanced logistics systems and the engagement of highly-skilled and experienced employees National Reference Laboratory has attained and maintained a position as a trusted resource for all healthcare providers and patients in the region. 
NRL owns two laboratories in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and manages the laboratory of Healthpoint Hospital in Abu Dhabi as well as the laboratories of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. In partnership with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, NRL manages the technical component of the joint Anatomic Pathology laboratory and is responsible for all CCAD laboratory referral testing.
Building on the current laboratory management model, National Reference Laboratory continues to grow the network of managed facilities with plans to become the largest network of CAP-accredited laboratories in the region. For more info please visit  

About the College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Physicians with the “FCAP” credentials are Fellows of the CAP, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serving patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.