cobas b 101 system

One-stop solution for HbA1c, lipids, and CRP testing in the Primary Care Setting

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Guideline compliant performance

  • cobas b 101 system complies with all relevant standards and methods (IFCC, DCCT/NGSP and NCEP)1


Easy and safe operation


  • Direct blood application from a single finger stick with small volume
  • No calibration needed, maintenance and service-free, graphical guidance for simplified use


Fast turnaround time


  • From patient preparation to displaying dual results in a 15-minute workflow and a single test in less than 6 minutes (CRP less than 4 minutes)
  • A choice of single HbA1c, lipid panel and CRP testing or dual HbA1c and lipid panel tests


System characteristics


  • User-friendly with a large touchscreen, full keyboard, and multiple language support 
  • Robust, maintenance-and calibration-free with a wide operating temperature and humidity range
  • Connection to the cobas POC IT solution
  • External printer or barcode scanner allow an improved workflow and documentation
  • Data download to USB stick or direct to PC is possible


Disc Features


  • Direct sample application (no capillaries, tubes or pipettes are needed)
  • Requires only very small sample volumes (2 μL for HbA1c, 19 μL for lipids and 12 μL for CRP)
  • Discs are color-coded and clearly labelled to support correct use.
  • Hinge cover for high operator safety
  • Discs can be stored for more than 13 months at room temperature (2 - 30 ºC)2,3,4
cobas b 101 system

Product specifications

  • Sample size

    HbA1c: 2 μL
    Lipid: 19 μL
    CRP: 12 μL

  • Sample material

    Capillary whole blood, venous whole blood with anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin)
    HbA1c PST: 
    Capillary whole blood

    Capillary whole blood, venous whole blood or plasma with anticoagulant (EDTA)
    Lipid PST: 
    Capillary whole blood

    CRP: Capillary whole blood or serum, venous whole blood or plasma with anticoagulant (EDTA or heparin)


  • Measurement range

    20 - 130 mmol/mol (IFCC) or 4–14 % (DCCT/NGSP)

    CHOL: 50–500 mg/dL or 1.28–12.95 mmol/L
    TRIGL: 45–650 mg/dL or 0.50–7.35 mmol/L
    HDL-CHOL: 15–100 mg/dL or 0.38–2.60 mmol/L

    3.0–400 mg/L or 0.30–40.0 mg/dL

  • Test storage

    2 to 30 °C

  • Test stability

    Unopened: 13 - 16 months
    Opened: 20 minutes



  1. Roche (2012). multi-center evaluation data on file.
  2. Roche (2014). cobas HbA1c Test Package Insert, Version 3.0.
  3. Roche (2014). cobas Lipid Panel Package Insert, Version 4.0.
  4. Roche (2017). cobas CRP Test Package Insert, Version 1.0.