DXB opens 24/7 laboratory for rapid COVID-19 tests
Dubai International Airport (DXB) has officially opened of one of the world’s largest and most modern airport labs for the on-site processing of COVID-19 RT PCR tests.
Located close to Terminal 2, the 20,000 square-foot laboratory is a dedicated facility for round-the-clock processing of RT-PCR test samples collected from passengers at DXB.
And according to DXB operator, Dubai Airports, using latest WHO-standard COVID-19 RT-PCR testing equipment, the lab can process up to 100,000 samples per day and provide reliable results within a few hours.
Opened in conjunction with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Pure Health, the state-of-the-art laboratory is equipped with negative and positive pressure rooms and is linked to government reporting platforms ensuring secure and easy sharing of information between health and regulatory authorities and airlines.
Describing the opening of the lab, which follows close on the heels of the announcement of the reopening of Terminal 1 and Concourse D after 15-months, as part of the preparations at DXB, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The lab is a fine demonstration of Dubai’s collaborative approach to tackling complex challenges and achieving great results.”
“As the world’s busiest international hub preparing for a surge in passenger traffic over the summer holidays and beyond, we were keen to make sure that the airport journey is safer, smoother and faster while fulfilling the required health protocols.
“The lab’s quick turnaround for processing test results will go a long way in helping us deliver a service experience the world expects from Dubai.”