First fully automated referral laboratory offers services in Abu Dhabi

Total laboratory automation considerably boosts level of services offered by NRL to health-care providers

Staff Report
14:43 October 10, 2017

Abu Dhabi: The National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a part of Mubadala’s network, has become the first fully automated referral laboratory in the UAE.

This will help the NRL to deliver high-quality patient results in the shortest time possible. The NRL was created in partnership with and is managed by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), a life sciences company providing comprehensive clinical laboratory services.

The Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) solution, installed in the core lab of the NRL at ICAD in Abu Dhabi, will further boost the capabilities of laboratory, which through its network of ten laboratories currently processes more than 500,000 tests per month for over 200 clients across the MENA region.

Abdul Hamid Oubaisi, chief executive officer of NRL, commented: “The adoption of total laboratory automation is an exciting development for our patients and staff and has already brought multiple benefits for our patients and in our operations. Backed by the highest standards of clinical laboratory services, we go an extra mile to serve our patients and clients. With about 70 per cent of medical decisions influenced by laboratory results, the NRL’s investment into a completely automated system minimising the risk of human errors, highlights our commitment to deliver high-quality care to patients and to offer fast and accurate results to our clients.”