Dubai International Airport to have world's largest in-house lab for processing Covid-19 RT PCR tests. The 20,000 sq. ft lab can process 100,000 samples daily.
26 June 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai International Airport will now be home to world's largest in-house lab for processing Covid-19 RT PCR tests, Dubai Airports said in a press release.
The lab will be located close to Terminal 2. The 20,000 sq. ft laboratory is a dedicated facility for round-the-clock processing of RT-PCR test samples collected from passengers at DXB.
"Using latest WHO-standard Covid-19 RT-PCR testing equipment, the lab can process up to 100,000 samples per day and provide reliable results within a few hours," said the statement.
The lab is equipped with negative and positive pressure rooms and is linked to government reporting platforms ensuring secure and easy sharing of information between health and regulatory authorities and airlines.
Dubai Airports in collaboration with Dubai Health Authority and Pure Health announced the opening of the lab on Tuesday, June 22.
Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, director general of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said the laboratory's capabilities will greatly help reduce waiting times for passengers arriving into Dubai and enable the effective implementation of relevant preventive and safety procedures.