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Committed to bringing world-class diagnostic testing to the UAE and the region.

Since its inception in 2010, National Reference Laboratory (NRL) has expanded from a single standalone reference laboratory to a network of 12 state-of-the-art facilities across the United Arab Emirates. NRL provides world-class diagnostic services to the Mubadala Health network and partners with more than 250 clients from a wide range of market segments, including private and government hospitals, medical centers and clinics, corporate organizations, and other reference laboratories.

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Service Line

  • Referral Testing
  • Laboratory Management
  • Occupational Health Testing
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Anatomic Pathology 
  • Hematopathology
  • Infectious Diseases & Tuberculosis
  • Molecular Diagnostics & Genomics
  • Special Chemistry
  • Special Coagulation
  • Transplant Immunology
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    3,400 m2 laboratory facilities
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    5000+ Available tests
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    7 Diagnostic centers of excellence
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    98% Tests performed in-house
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    In-house pharmacy
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    12 State-of-the-art laboratories

    Key Facts

    One of the largest internationally accredited and board-certified scientific teams in the country providing specialized experience and expertise.

    Fully-automated state-of-the-art laboratories and associated processes designed to meet the evolving needs of all healthcare stakeholders.

    7 Diagnostic Centers of Excellence

    • Anatomic Pathology
    • Hematopathology
    • Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis
    • Molecular Diagnostics and Genomics
    • Special Chemistry
    • Special Coagulation
    • Transplant Immunology


    • College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited.
    • Earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission International (JCI).
    • AABB accredited.
    • EIAC accredited.