cobas® 6500 urine analyser series

One tube, one touch – fully automated urine workflow

cobas® 6500 urine analyser series
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Automation of the gold standard3

  • Taking real microscopy images – elimi­nating operator variability and the need for manual review, improving turn around time (TAT)4


Precise and safe strip results1,2,5


  • High quality results by proven unique strip construction based on more than 50 years’ experience
  • Accurate, safe results by utilizing a new photometer technology


Consolidation of urine work area


  • Convenient validation – all results on one screen
  • Full menu covers urine strip testing and urine sedimentation


Workflow optimization4


  • Full integration into lab automation
cobas® 6500 urine analyser series



  1. Schot MJC, van Delft S, Kooijman-Buiting AMJ, et al. Analytical performance, agreement and user-friendliness of six point-of-care testing urine analysers for urinary tract infection in general practice. BMJ Open 2015; 5:e006857. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006857.
  2. Delft, S.v., Goedhart, A. & Spigt, M., 2016 Prospective, observational study comparing automated and visual point-of-care urinalysis in general practice. BMJ Journals, 6(8).
  3. Delanghe, J. & Speeckaert, M., 2013. Preanalytical requirements of urinalysis. Biochemia Medica, 24(1). pp. 89-104. p.89
  4. Cho. E.-J. & Ko, D.-H., 2018. The efficient workflow to decrease the manual microscopic examination of urine sediment using on-screen review of images. Ch, E.-J., Clinical Biochemistry.
  5. Roche Diagnostics., 2018. cobas® 6500 urine analyser series performance evaluation: Study report from a multicentre evaluation of the cobas u 601, cobas u 701, and cobas 6500 systems. Switzerland: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.