cobas p 501 / p 701 post-analytical units

cobas p 501 / p 701 post-analytical units

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Efficiency, simplicity and security for the modern laboratory

Workflow efficiency


  • Accelerated workflow with automated disposing of samples 
  • Connected to cobas® 8100 or cobas® connection modules: direct sample feeding via transportation line into cobas p 501 and cobas p 701 post-analytical units for archiving 


Reduced complexity


  • Reduction of manual interventions and single tube handling 
  • Reduction of labor intensive steps




  • Streamlined and standardized processes with one archive area 
  • Automated delivery of samples for add-on testing 


Control and security


  • Complete sample and data traceability
  • Reduce risk of biohazard exposure
  • Continuous control of storage conditions and specimen integrity 
cobas p 501 and cobas p 701 post-analytical units

Product specifications

  • Basic specifications

    • Retrieval of samples within three minutes after ordering Identification of primary sample tubes
    • Automated storage, disposal and retrieval of sample tubes
    • Selective recapping of tubes for storage
    • Selective decapping of tubes for retrieval 
  • Storage throughput

    up to 900 tubes/hour 

  • Retrieval throughput

    up to 70 tubes/hour (retrieval, without influence on storage throughput)

  • Easy access to samples

    Anytime due to the walk-in refrigerator area

  • Storage capacity

    cobas p 501: 13,500 tubes
    cobas p 701: 27,000 tubes