Dubai Health Authority launches laboratory to test for Tuberculosis, Legionella

SourceGulf Business
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a new stand-alone laboratory which is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB)and Legionella. The lab, which was previously located in Rashid Hospital and is now located in Satwa, will provide a range of molecular diagnostic services. The CAP-accredited laboratory conforms to Gold Standards and provides specialised services such as AFB smear microscopy, TB culture, MTB complex Identification test, Drug Susceptibility test by genotypic and phenotypic methods, Rapid Molecular testing and T-SPOT test for latent TB infection diagnosis. DHA has launched a new stand-alone laboratory, which provides several state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and legionella. pic.twitter.com/JIdSNdIDFB — هيئة الصحة بدبي (@DHA_Dubai) November 21, 2020 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. Additionally, the TB diagnostic testing service is a referral service for the entire Northern Emirates as well. “In the process of disease recognition, the diagnostic laboratory plays a crucial role.

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