The UAE’s Ministry of Health has announced it will open a new lab for the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah to test suspected H1N1 influenza cases.

The reference virology lab, to be built at the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, will open within two months, Khaleej Times reports.

The state-of-the-art lab, which is an addition to the existing lab facilities at the hospital, will perform tests within 24 hours, the government said.