In support of the UAE’s efforts in facing "Covid-19"
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 21 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
Viafet Genomics Laboratory is now providing screening tests for the emerging Novel Coronavirus "Covid-19" under the authorization of the Health Authority in Dubai, augmenting the Coronavirus testing facilities in the country. Viafet joins several facilities that cooperate in the battle against this disease and in support of the efforts of the UAE in facing it.
Viafet Genomics Laboratory is one of the leading laboratories in the region with a high level of efficiency and accuracy, offering in-house screening services using the latest technologies within state-of-the-art facilities, conducting all tests locally in the laboratory without the need to be sent abroad.
With centers in the United Arab Emirates, Australia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and more countries coming soon, Viafet provides an extensive range of genetic testing services to a large network of doctors and patients with a high-level of precision and accuracy, facilitating their ongoing treatment plan. The laboratory also collaborated with several organizations across the globe to ensure their extended outreach and the accessibility of their genetic services.
Viafet specializes in Whole Exome Sequencing, Carrier Screening, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Targeted Mutation Screening, and Prenatal Testing in order to aid couples in growing healthy families.
Viafet's highly specialized team, who discovered 11 previously unclassified genetic diseases, is dedicated to providing unparalleled genetic testing services through expertise and investment in the latest technologies.
The efforts carried out in the United Arab Emirates in preventing the spread of Covid-19 are amongst the best worldwide, the government has announced that they have carried out the highest number of coronavirus tests per capita in the world.
Dr. Michael Fakih, Chairman of Viafet Genomics Laboratory, said: “During these difficult times, the UAE has embarked on measures across several fronts to contain the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including containing the spread of the virus through quarantine and movement restrictions - and in support of the Governments’ efforts during these unprecedented times, we at Viafet offer our services to the community by providing Covid-19 diagnosis and screening tests, as we believe that accurate screening and early detection play a vital role in containing the disease and preventing its spread."
Dr. Fakih added: “As we have always sought to excel in delivering the latest technologies in our laboratory, we also take upon us this responsibility and put all our expertise and advanced technologies available in the laboratory to provide the necessary examination and ensure fast and highly accurate results.”
In addition, Dr. Ali Hellani, Director of Viafet Genomics Laboratory, said: “Viafet provides screening tests for Covid-19, and through our International standards, latest technologies and the efficiency of our highly-specialized and experienced team of medical experts, we guarantee a high level of accuracy and precision."
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