cobas® 6800 System

cobas 6800 system
Fully integrated. Completely automated. Entirely transformational.

Laboratories of all sizes and disciplines can now empower their testing with the proven performance of the cobas® 6800 System. 

As healthcare faces increasing labour shortages, evolving regulations, and new players entering the market, laboratories should look for sustainable solutions that can ensure their long-term success.

The entry point for sustainability and success

The cobas® 6800 System is a fully automated solution with high throughput, that can drive laboratory efficiency in a number of ways.

  • Produce up to 864 results in an 8-hour shift, and up to 1,440 results in 24-hours.*
  • Gain up to 8 hours of walk-away time* with just 3 user interactions per run.
  • Streamline resource-intensive applications such as viral load IVD monitoring, blood screening, microbiology testing and women’s health screening.

As the first high-throughput, fully integrated laboratory automation system with a broad menu, the cobas® 6800 System allows you to experience real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology like never before.


*May vary based on workflow demands.


High throughput and maximum walk-away time

cobas® 6800 System

Embracing true consolidation


The cobas® 6800 System is designed to meet the ever-changing needs of your laboratory and your organisation. The broad on-demand assay menu delivers reliable results across a wide range of applications, making test consolidation easy and effective.

* In development
Self-sampling in development
cobas omni Utility Channel CE-IVD
cobas omni Utility Channel Primer/Probe Set
including cobas® Plasma Separation Card
Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) CE-IVD


Maximise the potential of real-time PCR testing

The cobas® 6800 System can help you meet the growing needs of your lab with highly efficient workflows, from sample processing to result interpretation.

Since 2014, more than 800 instruments have been installed on five continents, delivering consolidated testing and increased efficiency for laboratories.


Absolute automation for absolute efficiency

Transform “walk-away” time into “work-away” time. Minimal and intuitive interactions reduce the potential for human error and free-up technicians for other tasks.


  • Ready-to-use reagents do not require thawing, mixing or pouring
  • Automated onboard storage and refrigeration system enables ready access and maintains an inventory of consumables and reagents
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcodes ensure full traceability from samples into results out
  • Uni- and bi-directional LIS interface simplifies order and result handling

Pre-analytical automation solutions can further reduce manual touchpoints, resulting in a true “samples in, results out” workflow. Additional post-analytics units facilitate fully automated sample archiving and retrieval for add-on testing.

*May vary based on workflow demands

Unmatched flexibility in molecular testing

Meet your needs today and in the future with simplified workflows plus universal processes, consumables, and reagents. The cobas® 6800 System requires no sorting or batching of samples, no reagent preparation, and no manual set up of runs.


  • Process up to 3 different tests from a single patient sample
  • Handle high-priority samples quickly and easily with a dedicated priority lane
With a broad on-demand assay menu, the cobas® 6800 System allows you to run the tests you want, when you want.
Further flexibility is possible with the cobas omni Utility Channel, a dedicated open channel for both IVD assays and high-volume laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The cobas omni Utility Channel creates an opportunity to broaden your menu and automate more testing on the cobas® 6800/8800 Systems.
Maximise your laboratory’s potential with complete connectivity

Only Roche delivers proven integration at an unsurpassed level. The cobas® 6800 System can be physically and virtually integrated with pre- and post-analytic solutions, as well as across disciplines — including serum work area (SWA), urinalysis, and haematology using cobas® connection modules (CCM).

Proven service and support today and tomorrow

Powered by Nobel-prize winning PCR technology, Roche’s leading diagnostic solutions continue to transform molecular testing. Roche introduced the world to PCR and is committed to driving laboratory innovation into the future.


Roche Healthcare Consulting gives you access to our world-class service team comprised of more than 2,000 technical and field experts in more than 70 countries. Partnering with Roche connects your laboratory to unparalleled diagnostic expertise and puts the future of molecular testing in our collective hands.


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