Ubiquitous health monitoring system can cut hospital visits and save lives

January 03, 2016

The cobas? 4800 System is designed to deliver new standards in laboratory testing efficiency and medically relevant diagnostic information with increased testing throughput. With a throughput of up to 288 HPV tests or 384 CT and NG tests in eight hours, the cobas? 4800 System is designed to meet the needs of a majority of clinical laboratories. The system combines state-of-the-art sample preparation with Roche's proprietary real-time PCR technology for the amplification and detection of genetic material (deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA) associated with HPV, CT or NG infections. The intuitive, easy-to-use software integrates sample preparation, amplification and detection, and results management.

"Complete automation of DNA testing for HPV and CT/NG has a lot of advantages, such as standardization, reproducibility, lack of contamination, and less hands-on time," said an early evaluator of the system, Dr. Mateos Lindemann, Laboratory Director at the Hospital Ramon y Cajal in Madrid, Spain. "Roche's automated cobas? 4800 System is very helpful and can be easily integrated in the work flow of laboratories that must perform a high number of routine tests."

SOURCE Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.