- Immunocompromised transplant recipients are at risk of major complications when infected with Epstein-Barr or BK viruses
- With the new cobas EBV and cobas BKV Tests on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems, healthcare professionals can now determine which transplant patients are at risk of further complications caused by reactivation of these viruses
- Both tests provide ready-to-use precalibrated reagents meeting the WHO international standards for reliable and improved testing consistency allowing patient results to be compared across laboratories and institutions
Pleasanton, 25 September 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the commercial availability of two tests, for use on the automated cobas® 6800/8800 Systems in countries accepting the CE mark. The cobas® EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) and cobas® BKV (BK virus) Tests provide reliable, standardized, high-quality results for clinical decision-making to help manage the risk of infection and improve the management of severely immunocompromised transplant patients. Healthcare professionals use these tests to assess if transplant patients are at risk of developing disease by these pathogens, which can contribute to organ rejection.
These two new in vitro diagnostic tests provide transplant patients with peace of mind that their doctors have access to best-in-class monitoring tools so that treatment plans can be adjusted as necessary,
said Mario Torres, Head of Roche Molecular Diagnostics.
The tests meet World Health Organization standards, and will provide critically needed and comparable results across institutions to increase the quality of care.
Roche now offers a comprehensive testing solution allowing critical transplant testing (CMV, EBV, BKV) from a single sample on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems. These new molecular diagnostic assays provide enhanced laboratory workflow by running on the absolute automated cobas 6800/8800 Systems. Roche also has an industry leading menu on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems including the comprehensive transplant menu, virology, microbiology, and women’s health assays.
The cobas 6800/8800 Systems offer the fastest time to results with the highest throughput and the longest walk-away time available among automated molecular platforms, providing laboratories with improved operating efficiency and the flexibility to adapt to changing testing demands.