About Viafet Genomics Laboratory - Genetic Testing in Dubai

Viafet is a network of genetic testing laboratories throughout the Middle East and Australia that specialize in Whole Exome Sequencing, Carrier Screening, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Targeted Mutation Screening, and Prenatal Testing in order to aid couples in growing healthy families. With genetic testing services in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Australia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and more locations coming soon, Viafet's services are available to a wide network of clinicians and patients. Viafet's team has reported over 240 clinically oriented publications and discovered 11 previously unclassified genetic diseases. Together, Viafet's team is dedicated to providing unparalleled genetic testing services through expertise and investment in the latest technologies. Guided by this mission, Viafet has collaborated with several organisations at different levels around the world to increase the accessibility and possibilities of our services.


As of December 2015, Viafet Australia is NATA Accredited (NATA/RCPA Accredited Laboratory Number: 19641. Accredited for compliance with NPAAC standards and ISO 15189).

As of March 2017, Viafet Dubai is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Accredited Laboratory Number: 9051609. By obtaining this accreditation, Viafet became the first genetics laboratory CAP accredited for Next Generation Sequencing technologies in the Middle East and GCC.


Viafet Genomics Laboratory opened in Saudi Arabia in 1999 through the efforts of Dr. Ali Hellani, a PhD in Molecular Genetics. In 2012, Dr. Hellani established the first genetics laboratory in the United Arab Emirates in partnership with the region's largest fertility centre, Fakih IVF. Since that time, Viafet has also opened laboratories in Sydney, Australia, Jeddeh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Beirut, Lebanon.