Dubai Health Authority has launched a new stand-alone laboratory facility. It is the only facility in Dubai to provide testing for Tuberculosis and legionella.
Dubai , Dubai
22 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a new stand-alone laboratory, which provides several state-of-the-art diagnostic services.
According to a DHA press release, this is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and legionella. It offers a plethora of modern diagnostic services including molecular diagnostic services for detection of TB and legionella.
Earlier, it was located in Rashid Hospital and now the stand-alone lab that is located in Satwa has expanded in its capacity and services.
The lab falls under the DHA’s Microbiology and Infection Control unit in the Pathology Laboratory Department and provides centralised diagnostic services for Mycobacteria (TB) and Legionella detection service for all health facilities in Dubai. Moreover, the TB diagnostic testing service is a referral service for all the Northern Emirates as well.
Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “we have expanded our diagnostic laboratories recognising their pivotal role in terms of disease recognition, interpretation and disease surveillance. This state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and highly qualified manpower to provide timely and accurate diagnostic services.”