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Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory

Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory has been established in the year 2008 with the aim of functioning as a reference laboratory. Today, Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory is a Reference Laboratory catering to the demand for various specialized laboratory investigations. Minerva currently has the capacity to perform

1. Basic laboratory investigations in the field of Haematology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology Histopathology and Cytology.
2. Specialised molecular testing is being offered through a business association with a CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited laboratory in India run by the biggest business group of India namely Reliance group through their Reliance Life Sciences Centre in Mumbai, India.
3. The Histopathology and Cytology services are specialized areas unique to Minerva and are already active. Other laboratories and centers are consistently referring these investigations to Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory.
4. The specialist doctor in charge is well known to the medical community and therefore has a partially untapped referral base which can be fully serviced by being included as insurance provider on the panel of insurance.
5. Free car parking facility inside the building is provided for patients approaching the laboratory for investigation.
6. Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory is in the process of tying up with a premier laboratory in India which is associated with American Genetics Association in the field of Foetal Medicine.

Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory is an ISO 15189: 2007 Accredited Laboratory, We would also like to take this opportunity to state that Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory achieved an ISO 15189: 2007 accreditation through the Dubai Accreditation Center (DAC) within two and a half years of its inception. During the second cycle of accreditation this year, it is a matter of immense pride for us to state that MDL has gone through a successful audit in August 2014 for the newly released ISO 15189- 2012 Laboratory Standards, and is one of the first Medical Laboratories in the UAE to have done so.

Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory is conveniently located on Zabeel Road, near the General Post Office.

Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory is Reference Laboratory and constantly upgrades its available menu of tests at an affordable price for the patients. Today, the laboratory offers a vast range of General and Specific laboratory investigations at a reasonable price.

We also do very niche tests specific to your specialized needs as a medical center, either on site, or through our network of collaborating labs worldwide. Our pathologist and quality coordinated will be very happy to visit you and discuss these specialized tests and explain how these may add value to the care that your provide to your patients.

We give utmost importance to the Quality of our Reports, due to which, within a year of functioning, Minerva achieved an accreditation process by a recognized body. We also ensure that our outsourced tests are only sent to accredited laboratories internationally.

The Pathologist is Dr Bhagyam Nair, who has gained her education and continued training at some of the well recognized institutions of the world such as Hammer Smith Hospital London, University of Sheffield in England and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), India the top ranked Medical Schools, and has 25 years of experience in this field.

The reliability of our reports is the reason for doctors to refer their patients to Minerva Diagnostic Laboratory. We constantly strive to uphold our core belief of ‘VALUE FOR LIFE’.

Dr. Bhagyam Nair MD

Specialist Pathologist (Clinical Pathology & Histopathology)

Dr. Bhagyam Nair is an MD from one of the Premier Central institutions of medicine in India, namely, The Armed Forces medical College in Pune (AFMC-Pune) which has one of the most reputed departments of pathology in India. During this course Dr Nair received specialized training in Immunology, Electron Microscopy and Histopathology. Dr Nair had presented a thesis on Immunology during this course. She passed out as a top ranking student of this institution.

Subsequently she worked as a consultant pathologist at an American run hospital, The Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore which is governed by Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr Nair, during the initial days of her career worked under Dr Robert Carman, fellow of ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) and ASAP (American Society of Anatomic Pathology) who was head of Clinical laboratory Services at Christian Medical College Vellore.

Dr. Nair has teaching experience in training Medical Post Graduates as well as Laboratory Technology Students in India.

She is one of the founder members of Association of voluntary blood banks in Bangalore and honored by the Governor of the State of Karnataka for her services to the field of Immunohaematology. Subsequently Dr Nair served as the consultant to the transplant program in Bangalore for all the hospitals in Bangalore.

Dr Nair has also received training in molecular Sciences from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (TATA Institute of Fundamental Research Centre) and trained at Hammer Smith Hospital, London and University of Sheffield in Histopathology.

She is a member of EMA and Emirates Pathology Association and continuously updates herself by attending local and regional conferences.

She has been in UAE since 1998 and is qualified as Specialist Pathologist in Clinical and Histopathology.