cobas® 5800 System

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cobas® 5800 System

Making molecular diagnostics accessible to more labs, even where space is limited.


Based on Roche's Molecular Work Area concept, the cobas® 5800 System enables laboratories to transform their approach to molecular testing through automation, consolidation, integration and standardisation.


Molecular Work Area

The Molecular Work Area brings a shared approach to Roche's family of molecular testing systems, with common reagents, a broad range of assays and uniform user interfaces.

Join labs across the world, using the Molecular Work Area to perform over 10 million tests per month on more than 1,000 installed systems.*

*Data on file


Improve productivity and reduce error


  • Minimise hands-on time with fully automated workflows
  • Maximise productivity with continuous loading of samples and supplies
  • Meet urgent requests with on-demand testing of samples


Maximise the use of your lab space


  • Consolidate >90% of routine testing on a single platform*
  • Run IVDs and LDTs on one system using the cobas omni Utility Channel
  • Streamline instrumentation with a broad testing menu

*May vary depending on assay availability in your country.


Scale efficiently as demands change


  • Connect with your existing IT infrastructure
  • Generate laboratory-specific insights to drive efficiency and productivity
  • Include pre-analytical automation to simplify the entire workflow


Ensure consistency across testing


  • Streamline processes with common assays, reagents and user experiences
  • Deliver consistent patient results across all Molecular Work Area instruments
  • Leverage built-in scalability to adapt to growing test volumes

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The cobas® 5800 System doesn’t cut corners, it fits neatly into them.


Improve the productivity of your floor space by running a broad menu of assays from a small footprint, using fully automated and standardised workflows.

cobas® 5800 System

Big on features, small in footprint

Add capacity, increase capability, improve confidence.

  • 20–150 samples per day
  • A broad menu of more than 25 assays
  • Up to 15 assays onboard at all times
  • Up to 6 different assays in a single run
  • Up to 144 results in a <8 hours
  • Up to 528 results in 24 hours
  • Customisable control concept
  • Walkaway time of up to 8 hours^
  • Compact size: 134cm x 79cm
  • Possibility to prioritise samples and assays*

May vary based on availability in your country. ^Walkaway time is dependent upon the number of runs initiated (under continuous testing conditions >96 tests per shift, walkaway time may be between four and eight hours). *All data on file

cobas® 5800 System throughput


The cobas® 5800 System shares its "DNA" with the cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems, boasting a common assay menu, reagent concept and user interface.

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Package inserts

Access package Inserts through your country's Roche Diagnostics Website.