The Al Jalila Children’s Genomics Centre is a state-of-the-art unit that was created to offer a wide range of genetic testing and counselling services, thus filling a notable gap in the region for such a facility in view of the global increasing demand for genetic testing. The Genomics Centre at Al Jalila Children’s possesses cutting-edge technologies capable of conducting sophisticated genetic testing. Additionally, a team of highly specialised, Western board-certified team of physicians oversee and run the Centre. 

What makes us different?

  • The only advanced genomic sequencing diagnostics in the UAE and the region with a focus on pediatric disorders
  • Our laboratory has passed CAP inspections which is considered the gold standard for laboratory medicine 
  • The first clinical genomics facility in the UAE to establish in-house bioinformatics and interpretation pipelines following the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) standards
  • The Genetics Laboratory is part of a full-fledged world-class hospital where every patient is assessed by a multidisciplinary and highly experienced paediatric consulting team that offers a 360-degree evaluation and treatment under one roof, resulting in a definitive and clear medical solution
  • A Genetic Counseling Core to assist clinicians and families in understanding all aspects of genetic testing (ordering, billing, consenting, recurrence risk assessment, result disclosure, family planning)
  • Al Jalila Children’s is one of the few centres in the region to staff American board- certified genetic counsellors
  • We can also be found on the Gene Test Registry! Please click here for more details

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