Lancet laboratories case study

Lancet laboratories is advancing molecular testing in South Africa

Partnering with Roche to deliver the right results to the right patient at the right time


Lancet laboratories is one of Africa’s leading diagnostic labs. They provide specialist pathology services and infrastructure for genetic and oncology testing, infectious diseases, and other key health issues affecting the continent.

Each month, the laboratory processes roughly 15,000 HIV viral loads and up to 3,000 respiratory virus samples. With this high testing volume and wide variety of other frequently ordered tests, Lancet laboratories needed an efficient, standalone solution that could help them meet growing customer demands.

Customer case study: Lancet laboratories

Customer case study: Lancet laboratories

Upgrading to the cobas® 4800 System allowed the lab to consolidate a wide variety of tests onto a single platform. Implementation improved turnaround times, reduced error rates, guided technicians step by step through workflows, and brought peace of mind to satellite locations.

Reliability is a key consideration for doctors when selecting a diagnostic provider. The cobas® 4800 System helped Lancet laboratories take another step forward to stay on the cutting edge of molecular testing. Combining increased throughput and instrument uptime with a broad assay menu now positions the laboratory to meet the ever-changing needs of customers.