Our Laboratories

National Reference Laboratory owns three laboratories, one in Abu Dhabi and two in Dubai. In addition, NRL manages the laboratory of Mubadala’s Healthpoint Hospital in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, as well as the three laboratories of Mubadala's Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi, Zayed Sports City and Al Ain. In partnership with Mubadala's Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, National Reference Laboratory also manages the technical component of the joint Anatomic Pathology Laboratory at CCAD and is responsible for all of the facility’s laboratory referral testing.


NRL’s network includes three additional laboratories, each located on the client’s premises and managed by NRL: ​​​​​​Valiant Clinic in Dubai; Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Neuro Spinal Hospital in Dubai Science Park.


National Reference Laboratory - Abu Dhabi

National Reference Laboratory Abu Dhabi is the company’s headquarters and main testing site performing an extensive test menu thus reducing the need for referrals to outside laboratories that improves turn-around time for physicians and their patients. This College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, 20,000 square foot facility is located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).


National Reference Laboratory - Dubai

This laboratory provides testing for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The facility is located at the Laboratory Complex of Dubai Science Park and it is the first laboratory in the UAE to achieve both CAP-accreditation and ISO 15189 certification.



Managed laboratory at Healthpoint Hospital

Healthpoint Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital for the entire family, including the most comprehensive orthopedic, spine and physiotherapy offerings in the region, located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. The laboratory at Healthpoint Hospital, managed by National Reference Laboratory, is fully equipped and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide urgent testing and transfusion services for the needs of Healthpoint Hospital’s physicians and patients. Under the guidance of the National Reference Laboratory’s Quality Assurance Department, Healthpoint Hospital’s laboratory was awarded a CAP certificate one year after the laboratory’s inception, which benefits both patient safety and cost effectiveness.


Managed laboratories at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

National Reference Laboratory manages the laboratories of all branches of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, a one-stop shop for the treatment, prevention, education, awareness, training and research of diabetes in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. These labs use state-of-the-art technology to provide efficient high-throughput instrumentation enabling all blood tests to be reported in one hour or less and ensuring a gold standard of real-time, personalized care for the Centre’s patients. The National Reference Laboratory Quality Assurance Department is working on the readiness of these laboratories for a CAP inspection in Q1 2016.


Partnership with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory

National Reference Laboratory manages the technical part of the Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a multi-specialty hospital with 12 practice Institutes, including five centers of excellence in Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye and Respiratory & Critical Care and specialist offerings in Medical Subspecialties and Emergency Medicine. This laboratory is one of the largest Anatomic Pathology labs in the region, providing world-class Anatomic Pathology services from many subspecialties and plans to offer one of the largest test menus for immunochistochemical staining. In addition, through its e-pathology systems, this lab has direct access to a large network of dedicated pathologist to provide accurate diagnosis even for the most complicated cases.


Valiant Clinic

Valiant Clinic by Meraas is a premium multispecialty clinic in City Walk, providing integrated western medical care in a wide range of services such as Dentistry, Gastroenterology, Urology, Pulmonology Family & Internal Medicine, Women & Men’s Health, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, Imaging and more.


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King’s College Hospital London (KHC) in the United Arab Emirates

National Reference Laboratory (NRL) will provide complete on-site laboratory management solutions for the Dubai Based Hospital of KHC once operational; and is responsible for overseeing the pre-launch laboratory setup including staffing and equipment ordering and installation

About King’s College Hospital London in the United Arab Emirates

The world-renowned British teaching hospital King’s College Hospital London, is now providing trusted patient care in the UAE after a joint venture with Al Tayer Group, Dubai Investments and UK-based Ashmore Group.

King’s College Hospital London has three operational medical centres in the UAE; one in Dubai Marina that opened in August 2018, another one in Jumeirah that opened in September 2017, and the third in Abu Dhabi which has been operational since 2014.

In writing the next chapter in the King’s legacy, King’s is expanding its UAE footprint with the opening of its flagship Dubai based hospital, a 100-bed hospital in Dubai Hills opening in January 2019. The hospital will focus on many specialties including obstetrics/ gynaecology, paediatrics, orthopaedics, neurology, plastic surgery, endocrinology, cardiology, family medicine and other specialities.