Laboratory facilities at Al Jalila Children’s Hospital meet highest international quality standards

ABU DHABI, The medical laboratory at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital � the UAE’s only children’s hospital � has been successfully accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), one of the global leaders in laboratory quality assurance and accreditation. This onsite laboratory is operated in cooperation with National Reference Laboratory (NRL), and delivers specialised diagnostic services that inform treatment plans and improve outcomes for the hospital’s important pediatric patients.

“We are proud that our laboratory has received this recognition from one of the global leaders in laboratory accreditation, the College of American Pathologists. Every day we focus our efforts on making our hospital extraordinary to eliminate any stress or anxiety that might affect the children being treated here, or their families. Our laboratory � operated in cooperation with National Reference Laboratory – is key to making our operations more efficient, as it ensures we are delivering swift, reliable and accurate laboratory services to the highest quality standards that help our qualified paediatric doctors determine the best-possible treatment plans for the little heroes we treat,” said Dr. Mohamed Al Awadhi, Chief Operating Officer at Al Jalila Children’s.

Al Jalila Children’s laboratory is the ninth in National Reference Laboratory’s network of laboratories to receive the CAP’s world-renowned accreditation, reinforcing NRL’s position as the largest network of CAP-accredited laboratories in the Middle East.

Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, Chief Executive Officer at National Reference Laboratory, commented, “Our role as the largest network of CAP-accredited laboratories in the Middle East is something we take very seriously. This is why we work tirelessly with our laboratory-managed partners to prepare them for a successful CAP inspection one year after assuming responsibility at their facility. For this reason, we are very pleased that the excellent standards at the laboratory of Al Jalila Children’s have been recognised by the College of American Pathologists. By ensuring the laboratories in our network are accredited and performing testing at the highest possible standards, we guarantee that medical laboratory excellence and international standards for patient care are implemented here in the UAE.”

Source: Emirates News Agency