Managing diabetes and dyslipidemia at the point of “need”


The cobas b 101 system is an IVD test system offering HbA1c and a complete lipid profile tests at the Point of Care. Fresh capillary blood, K2 or K3-EDTA venous whole blood or plasma* can be used.

The system delivers fast and reliable results and is intended for professional use in a clinical laboratory setting or at point-of-care locations.

Guideline compliant performance

  • cobas b 101 system complies with all relevant standards and methods (IFCC, DCCT/NGSP and NCEP)1

Easy and safe operation

  • Direct blood application from a single finger stick with small volume
  • No calibration needed, maintenance and service-free, graphical guidance for simplified use

Fast turnaround time

  • An intuitive 15 min. workflow from patient preparation to results display of both HbA1c and lipid panel

IFCC: International Federation of Clinical Chemistry

DCCT: Diabetes Control and Complications Trial

NCEP: National Cholesterol Education Program

NGSP: National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program


*Plasma for lipid panel only.

1 Roche internal verification data

  • User-friendly with a large touchscreen, full keyboard, and multiple languages support
  • Robust, maintenance- and calibration-free with a wide operating temperature and humidity range
  • Connection to the cobas POC IT solution
  • External printer or barcode scanner allow an improved workflow and documentation
  • Data download to USB stick or direct to PC are possible

Parameters and measurements in therapeutic range

  • HbA1c disc:
    - IFCC: 20 – 130 mmol/mol
    - NGSP: 4 – 14 %
    - eAG*: 68 – 356 mg/dL
  • Lipid disc:
    - CHOL: 50 – 500 mg/dL
    - TG: 45 – 650 mg/dL
    - HDL: 15 – 100 mg/dL
    - LDL*: 1– 476 mg/dL
    - Non-HDL and TC/HDL (calculated)

Disc features

  • Direct sample application (no capillaries, tubes or pipettes are needed) and requires only very small sample volumes (2 µ L for HbA1c, 19 µ L for lipids)
  • Discs are color-coded and clearly labelled to support correct use. Flap for high operator safety
  • Discs can be stored for more than 13 months from production at room temperature (2 – 30ºC)

eAG=estimated average glucose