Bringing world-class diagnostic testing to the UAE and the region
NRL implements international best-practice laboratory processes and aims to set the benchmark for quality standards in the region.
Comprehensive test menu covering the diagnostic spectrum
To serve our clients and cater for highly prevalent local and regional disease area needs.
About National Reference Laboratory
National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Health partner, is focused on increasing the quality, spectrum, coverage and overall efficiency of laboratory testing in the UAE and GCC region. NRL implements international best-practice laboratory processes and aims to set the benchmark for quality standards in the region.Learn More
Providing clients the complete spectrum of clinical testing services.
NRL test menu consists of more than 5,000 tests, it includes a comprehensive range of services from routine tests to highly specialized laboratory tests including genomics, human leukocyte antigen testing, newborn screening, oncology and rare diseases.Learn More
NRL provides complete onsite laboratory management solutions, ideal for facilities looking to partner with a specialist laboratory operator. Our laboratory management solutions ensure the delivery of high quality patient care whilst increasing efficiencies and reducing costs.Learn More
NRL provides a range of occupational health testing services aligned to meet your organization’s needs. NRL has a wealth of experience providing these services to a diverse range of organizations, including corporate medical centers, visa screening centers and companies from different industries such as oil and gas, aviation, construction and hospitality.Learn More
Centers of Excellence
NRL is committed to establishing specialized Centers of Excellence (CoE) aligned to local and regional disease area needs to bring much needed advanced clinical services to the Middle East.
Medical and Scientific Team
NRL’s scientific team is one of the largest internationally accredited and board-certified expert teams in the country. It comprises more than 20 pathologists and clinical scientists providing specialized experience and expertise across a range of disease areas.
Clients have the ability to obtain advice and support directly from NRL's medical and scientific teams.Learn More
National Reference Laboratory, ICAD
Abu Dhabi Business Hub,
Unit C25/26, ICAD 1,
P.O. Box 92323, Abu Dhabi, UAE
National Reference Laboratory, Dubai
Dubai Science Park - Lab Complex,
Ground Floor Lab No. 0013,
Umm Suqeim Road,
Al Barsha South 2,
P.O. Box 2087, Dubai, UAE
News and Events
Events11 Mar 2023
3rd POCT Advances Conference: Decentralized Patient Care. Delivering on the Promise of Point of Care Testing
Events09 Mar 2023
National Reference Laboratory launches third edition of “POCT Advances” conference
News21 Apr 2022
Mubadala Health CEO Listed Among Middle East’s Top Five Healthcare Leaders by Forbes Top 50 Rankings
News23 Nov 2021
National Reference Laboratory to Manage Onsite Laboratory of Abu Dhabi’s Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital
News11 Nov 2020
National Reference Laboratory is First in the UAE to Receive Combined EIAC ISO 15189 Accreditation for COVID-19 Antibody and PCR Testing
News09 Nov 2020
National Reference Laboratory Launches Newborn Screening Service with In-Country Analysis for Quicker Results
News09 Nov 2020
National Reference Laboratory Expands Scope and Reach of Services
News16 Jun 2020
National Reference Laboratory Releases New-Iteration COVID-19 Antibody Test Kits
News29 Apr 2020
National Reference Laboratory Leverages Resources to Support COVID-19 Strategy in the UAE
NRL is a leader in quality with 23 international accreditations and one of the largest CAP accredited laboratory networks in the region.