cobas omni Utility Channel

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Experience two-in-one efficiency


Gain valuable ‘work-away’ time by consolidating your LDTs with routine IVD tests


Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs) are a vital part of the clinical laboratory’s repertoire. Substantial time, cost and performance advantages are gained when the laboratory incorporates LDTs into their routine workflow, alongside IVDs (in vitro diagnostics).

The cobas omni Utility Channel for use on the cobas® 6800 System and cobas® 8800 System enables you to consolidate routine LDTs with IVD tests on a single platform, resulting in increased efficiency and operational gains for your laboratory.

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Proven performance

  • Harness full sample traceability from sample-in to result-out to ensure confidence in result generation and reporting
  • Ensure sample and result integrity through advanced contamination prevention measures and reduced user interactions, moving your LDT workflow closer to an IVD process
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Absolute automation

  • Reduce hands-on time for up to 8-hours of ‘work-away’ time for both LDT and IVD tests*
  • Gain critical space savings in the laboratory by using reagents stored onboard the system, including common generic reagents
    *May vary based on workflow demands.
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Unmatched flexibility

  • Consolidate your IVD and LDT tests onto a single system and simplify your overall testing process**
  • Run your panels with ease; up to 12 targets/sample can be assessed without the need for further user interactions
    **IVD and LDT samples are run on separate cobas omni processing plates.

Simplify the LDT workflow with a fully integrated design

Other LDT methods require multiple user interactions. The cobas omni Utility Channel only requires preparing of the reagent cassette and loading it onto the cobas® 6800 System and cobas® 8800 System like an IVD reagent cassette.


Flexible design

Run the tests you want, when you want, with the cobas omni Utility Channel.

  • Perform up to 3 tests in the same run with no pre-sorting required
  • Process up to 3 different tests from the menu using a single patient sample
  • The simplified testing workflow uses universal processes, consumables and reagents

Now, you can realize further testing efficiency without sacrificing test quality with the fully automated cobas omni Utility Channel for use on the cobas® 6800 System and cobas® 8800 System. This consolidation and full automation of IVD and LDTs on a single platform helps to maximize laboratory space, minimize capital investment, and decrease operational costs.

Pre-tested primer/probe sets for the cobas omni Utility Channel are available from

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Package inserts

Access package inserts through your country’s Roche Diagnostics Website.

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  • Sample handling

    No pre-sorting required for LDT or IVD samples

  • Flexible testing

    Detect up to 12 targets per run

  • Sample types

    Plasma/serum, alcohol-based, swab

  • Result reporting

     Results reported as Reactive/Non-Reactive based on your Ct range

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