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Posted On: 16 April 2008 05:01 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Al Borg opens - Middle East's Largest Laboratory

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani opened the Doha branch of Al Borg Laboratory, the largest private laboratory in the Middle East, at an impressive ceremony yesterday. Dignitaries present on the occasion included Egyptian Ambassador Abdelaziz Mohamed Dawoud, director of Doha Clinic Dr Othman al-Saeed, Dr Ashraf Qarrara, director of the outpatient clinic at Doha Clinic and Dr Sameh al-Sheikh, executive manager of the Al Borg Group. Besides leading local businessmen, special invitees from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were also present on the occasion. Dr Sameh al-Sheikh, speaking on the occasion of the opening of the new branch in Qatar said Al Borg Laboratory has 82 branches across the countries in the Middle East. “Al Borg Laboratory has achieved a sound reputation of medical diagnostic leadership in testing accuracy, innovation and efficiency. Our excellent reputation is based on the latest state-of-the-art technology achieved through the utilisation of the latest FDA-certified equipment and reagents. Al Borg Laboratory is guided by the values of trustworthy relationship with clients,” he said. “Our vision is to offer clinical diagnosis and pathology services with superior quality, speed and convenience. Al Borg Laboratory provides a comprehensive range of services covering the major medical laboratory disciplines of clinical chemistry, clinical hematology, endocrinology, immunology, serology, coagulation, molecular biology, bacteriology, parasitology, urinalysis, histo-pathology and cytology,” he said. According to Dr Sheikh, the laboratory staff are also available to provide clinical direction, interpretation of results and medical advice. The executive manager said the group had plans to open three more branches in Qatar. He said the state-of-the-art instruments and equipment at the laboratory contributed in reducing human errors. “Along with these hi-tech equipment, we also employ highly qualified staff. The quality of the services is further enhanced through steps like quality control programmes. In addition, reagents used are certified from prestigious organisations like Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American Pharmaceutical companies, and European Union (EU).” Al Borg Laboratory is a full service laboratory serving patients of all ages. To ensure quality care and code of conduct in all operations, Al Borg Laboratory follows the practices set forth by the College of American Pathologists (CAP No.7197774-01) for Excellence in Laboratory Testing (EXCEL). The laboratory provides a wide range of services in medical analysis such as: Hormonal and immunological assays, allergy diagnosis, osteoporosis detection, early detection of malignancy, pre-marital checkups, sexually-transmitted diseases, molecular biology such as PCR, drug of abuse assays, genetics and cytogenetics disorders, and periodical checkups. Al Borg Laboratory is located on the Al Waab Street (Villa No 137), between Waab and Khalifa Stadium.