Veterinary Laboratory of ADFCA becomes first globally accredited lab to detect Corona virus in camels

ABU DHABI, 27th July, 2015 (WAM) — The Veterinary Laboratory of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has obtained accreditation in examinations detecting corona virus in camels by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to become the first laboratory globally accredited for detecting Corona virus according to ISO 17025.
Dr. Salama Suhail Al Muhairi, Director of Veterinary Laboratories Department of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority said that the ADFCA’s labs always strives to develop diagnostic tests for the detection of diseases in order to protect animal health in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in line with the strategic plan of the emirate in the preservation of bio-security.
Al Muhairi expressed her happiness with this achievement, which confirms the quality of tests in veterinary laboratories of the ADFCA, noting that this achievement is a culmination of the ADFCA’s efforts in general and veterinary laboratories in particular, which seeks through its efforts to provide safe food for the community.
On the other hand and in the framework of veterinary laboratories ‘s achievements of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the ADFCA has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as part of the authority’s pursuit that its laboratories will be a reference center for diseases of camels in the Middle East.