National Reference Laboratory is a Mubadala Healthcare initiative, created in partnership with and operated by Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), one of the world's largest and most experienced clinical laboratory operators.

Whilst our immediate objective is to open two laboratories in the UAE, the long-term goal is to expand our services throughout the Middle East region, commencing with the GCC.

Abu Dhabi Regional Hub (Headquarters)

The Abu Dhabi Headquarters celebrated its' launch January 22nd, 2012 celebrating in Phase 1, a 20,000 square foot laboratory facility in ICAD 1, Abu Dhabi.  This facility has the capacity to expand to 60,000 square feet to better meet the growing demands of the regional healthcare industry. 


NRL's inaugural facility opened in March, 2010 at the
Nucleotide Complex of Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech). Our 12,000 square foot laboratory offers a comprehensive range of services from basic blood counts and cholesterol tests, to more complex diagnoses of genetic conditions, cancers and other rare diseases.

"The demand for world-class, specialized healthcare services is growing rapidly in the UAE. Currently, a large number of samples are sent abroad for testing. Our goal is to develop the infrastructure and expertise in the UAE that will help reduce test turn-around times and associated costs, as well as delays to critical diagnoses and subsequent treatment for patients."

Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari, Associate Director, Mubadala Healthcare

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