Biolab Participates in 1st Maternal and Child Health Conference

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Published February 20th, 2019 - 09:57 GMT
During the event
During the event

Biolab has participated in the 1st Maternal and Child Health Conference that was held under the patronage of Her Royal Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah between 15-17 February 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Amman. Inaugurated by H.E. Minister of Health Dr. Ghazi Al Zaben on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Rania, the conference was convened by Birth & Beyond initiative in collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society to contribute in designing programs and campaigns to advance the quality of health care provision in Jordan.

Biolab, the Kingdom’s leading accredited diagnostic laboratory, offering more than 700 medical diagnostic services across 17 branches, has participated in the exhibition that was held as part of the conference, with an emphasis on Janini test.

Realizing the importance of the conference topics Biolab’s CEO and founder, Dr. Amid Abdelnour affirmed Biolab’s contribution to improve maternal and child health saying, “We are proud to participate in this conference and realize the importance of maternal and child health. Through the Janini test, Biolab is offering pregnant women the latest and most advanced genetic testing that they can undertake starting from 10 weeks of pregnancy.”

The special thing about this test is that it causes no miscarriage risk on the mother nor baby as it only requires a blood sample from the mother and thus has no risk in any way. Janini is a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) that screens for the three most common ‘trisomy’ conditions; Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ Syndrome and Patau Syndrome, caused by extra or missing genetic information in the baby’s DNA, in addition to the baby’s gender.

More than 300 participants and speakers attended the conference and participated in its sessions that highlighted various topics pertaining health care provision to the neonatal, pediatric and maternal population.   

As a regional pioneer in the field of medical diagnostics and laboratory testing, Biolab provides an extensive portfolio of more than 700 diagnostic services, catering to individuals, physicians, hospitals, and other laboratories across Jordan and the Middle East. In Jordan, Biolab operates a total of 17 branches, in key locations throughout Amman – such as Al Khalidi Street, Fifth Circle, Hay Al Yasmeen, Marj Al Hamam, Khalda, City Mall, Bayader-Wadi Seer, Shmeisani, Third Circle, Fuheis, Irbid, Tila’ Al Ali and Jubeiha. Biolab offers its patients and customers the convenience of receiving their test results online at and via its mobile application.

Along with its ISO15189 certification provided by the Jordanian Accreditation System (JAS) for quality health services, Biolab’s medical diagnostic services are accredited by the Jordanian Ministry of Health, the Joint Commission International (JCI), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Biolab has recently obtained accreditation from the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) and has now become the only stand-alone laboratory in the region that is endorsed by four international accreditation bodies.

Background Information


Biolab is a group of medical diagnostic laboratories that offer a full range of laboratory services in Jordan. Recognized for our innovation, quality, and convenience, biolab delivers timely, accurate results for improved patient care. Our mandate is to provide high quality, cost-effective laboratory operation through a consolidated service delivery model consisting of: one centralized laboratory and twelve specialty testing laboratories.

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