cobas® u 601 urine analyzer

Providing fully automated, confident strip testing results1

IVD For in vitro diagnostic use.
cobas u 601 urine analyzer
Platform for urine strip testing - fully automated solution for laboratories

The cobas® u 601 urine analyzer is a modular, analytical system platform for urine strip testing and features a fully automated solution for laboratories processing 50 – 1,000 urine samples per day

The innovative and proven technologies allow cobas® u 601 to deliver high quality results and minimize operator intervention while providing confidence in results.1

Innovative photometer technology

Using the new photometer technology for the strip result reading enables the instrument to deliver complete information for blood testing: concentration of hemoglobin and counting result of erythrocytes up to 50 cells/μL by differentiating the intact and lysed erythrocytes.

Using the new photometer technology enables cobas u 601 to spot errors from the testing process and eliminate wrong results. If there is dust on the strip, or if the strip was bent, or if not enough/too much urine sample was pipetted onto the strip, the instrument can give error messages to indicate the reasons.

Chemstrip® technology

Chemstrip® technology has more than 50 years history in the market. It is proven technology and is continuing to be used on cobas u 601 urine analyzer.

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The cobas u 601 urine analyzer at a glance

cobas u 601 urine analyzer
1. cobas u 601 user interface


  • 19” touch screen, designed for ease of use
  • Intuitive user interface for efficient operations and fast training
  • Step-wise wizard guided procedures for maintenance activities
  • Host connection to transmit results to a centralized LIS
2. RFID reader for QC


  • Built-in RFID reader on the analyzer
  • Scanning the RFID card automatically transfers all QC lot specific information to the analyzer
    • QC level
    • Target ranges
    • Lot number
    • Expiry date
3. cobas u 601 module


  • Fully automated urine test strip analysis
  • Throughput of up to 240 samples/hour
  • Combur-Test® strips (cobas u pack) with iodated mesh that reduces the ascorbic acid interference
  • cobas u pack: 400 strips/cassette with RFID labeling
  • Next generation photometer technology with improved reflectance technology
4. Input buffer


  • Loading capacity: 75 samples (15 racks with 5 samples/rack)
  • Automatic start of operation after loading
  • STAT input slot for emergency samples


5. Output buffer


  • Buffer capacity: 75 samples
  • Tray unloading: Transport 75 samples in one singe efficient movement


  1. cobas u pack method sheet.


Ordering Information

Technical Documents


  • Fully automated

    All work processes are designed to reduce operator intervention

  • Parameters

    12 on-board parameters

  • Throughput

    240 samples/hour

  • cobas u pack

    Cassette with 400 test strips
    Combur-Test® strip technology
    Two weeks on-board stability (humidity protected)


  • Photometer technology

    New photometer technology for the strip result reading

  • Comprehensive information for the blood parameter

    Differentiating between lysed and intact erythrocytes


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