cobas omni Utility Channel for cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800

The Utility Channel allows you to flexibly test LDT's, CE-IVD & RUO assays combined with the usual efficiency and reliability of the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 platforms.

Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

Customer designed LDTs

Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) are a vital part of the clinical laboratory’s repertoire. Several LDTs have become so widely ordered that their incorporation with IVD testing could yield substantial time, cost and performance advantages. The cobas omni Utility Channel for use on the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems enables you to consolidate routine LDTs with IVD tests on a single platform resulting in gains in operational efficiency for your laboratory.

The cobas omni Utility Channel simplifies the LDT workflow while delivering advanced automation and the ability to consolidate onto a single platform. Now, you can realize further testing efficiency without sacrificing test quality with the fully automated cobas omni Utility Channel for use on the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems.

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Other LDT methods require multiple user interactions. The cobas omni Utility Channel only requires preparation of the reagent cassette and loading it onto the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems like an IVD reagent cassette.

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Support Concept lab developed tests

Roche provides technical support and feedback on the quality of the assay design*

  1. The customer can send his assay design to the affiliate or Regional Support Hub, where the design will be reviewed.
  2. Roche answers with feedback and recommendations
  3. The customer decides whether to implement changes into his design, orders the oligos from any Oligo House and drives establishment of the new assay in the lab.
  4. For assay establishment and optimization, Roche can offer additional technical support, after the customer has reached out to the affiliate of Regional Support Hub.

* Full responsibility for the assay transfer or development project resides with the customer

Guideline for establishing lab developed tests

This guideline contains information on assay design, optimization and establishing topics, stemming from customer sites with experience in developing LDTs for Utility Channel and the User Assistance.

The guideline is available via Roche and ColLABorate, a sharing platform that helps in connecting customers that wish to find, as well as provide, technical support to other users.


CE-IVD Assays: Diagenode

Consolidate and automate a wider array IVD of testing on the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 with turnkey assay sets developed by Diagenode and distributed and supported by Roche Diagnostics.

Following assays are available:

  • Adeno Virus
  • HSV 1 / 2 & VZV*

* in development


RUO* primers & Probes: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

Pretested primer/probe sets from IDTs for use on the cobas omni Utility Channel:

  • C. difficile
  • Influenza A,B/RSV

* Research Use Only It is the customer’s responsibility to perform the necessary verification and validation procedures when developing these laboratory developed tests.

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