cobas® Liat® System assay menu

Assays to help you confidently test, triage, and treat

Respiratory and hospital-acquired infections can be among the most challenging to manage, but with the right diagnostic strategy, confident patient management and more appropriate antibiotic prescribing are within reach.

The high sensitivity and specificity achieved with the cobas® Liat® System enables patients and clinicians to have reassurance in their diagnostic results at all points of care in 20 minutes or less, across a growing menu of assays.

Explore our cobas® Liat® System assay menu

Fast, accurate molecular point-of-care results without compromise

Patients deserve the best care possible - that means reliable results in a reasonably short amount of time. Traditional diagnostic options offer a trade-off between speed or accuracy, and since many diseases present with similar symptoms in the early stages, the need for a reliably accurate point-of-care testing solution is high.

Signs and system alone

Signs and symptoms alone

Provides a quick diagnosis but may lead to inappropriate antibiotic or antiviral treatment.

Antigen test

Rapid antigen testing

Fast and easy-to-use, but sensitivity varies which may lead to missed diagnoses.

Lab culture

Laboratory culture

Highly accurate but prolongs time to diagnosis for patients.

young girls diagnosed with influenza

Test for it. Don’t ignore it.


Respiratory tract infections

The non-specific clinical presentation of respiratory infections poses a considerable challenge to the differential diagnosis of pathogens. What impact can a timely and accurate diagnosis have on patient management?

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Healthcare associated infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

From prolonging institutional stays to creating long-term disability, healthcare-associated infections place a tremendous financial burden on health systems.

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Antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance and diagnostic testing

As mankind continues its widespread use of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistance will continue to pose a threat to the global healthcare system.

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