Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, has recently obtained the ISO 15189 in conducting Covid-19 PCR testing from the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) which is internationally recognized from the ILAC in the field of medical labs.
This was announced after the issuance of the EIAC expert group report which is based on the competence standards and protocols of international medical labs.
Unilabs is the UAE’s first private laboratory network to receive this international accreditation, which comes as part of its commitment to implementing the highest international quality standards.
Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director, EIAC, said: “The accreditation of Covid-19 PCR testing, based on the ISO 15189:2012 for the competence of medical labs, would help strengthen the position of the UAE at all levels, in particular, the quality of health services. This would help boost the reliability and recognition of the test results of these labs both locally and globally.”
Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Janan Al Zahid, Medical Director, Unilabs UAE, said: “I’m very pleased with this accomplishment which comes as part of our commitment to bolstering the UAE’s health efforts in battling Covid-19 through a number of solutions that have qualified the UAE to become the world’s first countries in terms of the number of PCR tests compared to the number of population.”
Al Zahid added: “At Unilabs, we are committed to implementing the best quality standards and highest diagnostic capabilities in order get much more reliable results. We reaffirm that all our potential and capabilities are harnessed for supporting health authorities to achieve the optimal goal of everyone “zero infections”.”
With over 250 labs around the world and more than 12000 employees in 17 countries, Unilabs, the leading diagnostic service provider, vigorously supports the UAE’s efforts in expanding the scope of tests. This is done through the overseeing of the health authorities on the quality and competence of the medical labs, as well as the use of the latest digital and medical innovations in accordance with the best international standards to conduct medical tests within a highly effective and quality environment.