cobas® 4800 System

Engineered for Peace of Mind

Fully automated sample preparation with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology for amplification and detection

Best combination of technologies available:

cobas x 480 Instrument

  • Fully automated sample preparation from primary vials
  • Ready-to-use, load-and-go reagents
  • No thawing or mixing required
  • Less than 20-minute set-up for full run of 94 samples

cobas z 480 Analyzer

  • Real-time PCR with digital data capture provides accurate qualitative results with no gray zone
  • Eliminates the need for equivocal sample retesting
  • Advanced results algorithm eliminates the need for manual curve analysis

Features and Benefits

Easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software

  • Intuitive user interface
  • Requires only a few hours training at all levels of laboratory personnel
  • Seamlessly integrates both system components

Streamlines workflow

  • Fully automated sample preparation
  • High quality nucleic acid extraction technology
  • Robust engineering reduces maintenance and downtime
  • Bi-directional connectivity with an LIS for automated results reporting reduces labor and potential for error

Promotes lab efficiency

  • Processes up to 384 samples a day
  • Efficient for labs with lower throughput requirements
  • Load primary collection tubes and liquid cytology vials directly on the system
  • Minimal input volumes allow multiple tests from the same patient specimen