Began to establish a unit genetics biochemical or genetic metabolic in 1997, due to increasing incidence of metabolic in the UAE, which are initially diagnosed in hospitals depending on the symptoms disclosed by a specialist doctors, health centers, requiring them to send samples of the patient for laboratory testing to make sure the diagnostic potential using different diagnostic techniques and compared so as to ensure that initial results of confirmatory checks at the same time and to inform the doctor immediately the results of the patient in the event that a particular illness to take the necessary remedial action, if any.
With the beginning of 1997 started the unit activity through the study of metabolic diseases resulting from defects in metabolism such as non-break carbohydrates and degradation, which in turn leads to the poisoning of a cell leads to enlargement of parts of the body to lead to certain diseases as diseases of organic acids and amino, disease storage disease Mitochondrial that cause an imbalance in power cell, as well as peroxososmal diseases, diseases of oxidation of fatty acids, polysaccharides diseases and diseases resulting from imbalance in the digestive enzymes in the cell.
All the above diseases caused by genetic defect Jenny symptoms begin immediately after birth or after periods of not more than age child. And thus serve the patient in the unit to provide inspection services which shows the illness or be a carrier of genetic status of the disease in addition to the possibility of early detection of the fetus during pregnancy.
It also seeks to develop methods of disease detection, including tracking of modern methods keep pace with technical development in the world to form a distinct Booze at the level of Arab Gulf region.