Modular Analyzer Launched for High-Volume Laboratory Testing
A modular analyzer is available with a serum work-area solution designed for diagnostic laboratories with a workload of 3-15 million clinical chemistry and immunochemistry tests per year. The analyzer has a peak throughput of up to 9,800 tests per hour and up to 280 reagents onboard, featuring intelligent sample routing with fast transportation and return lines. The cobas 8000 series is a modular platform, which combines clinical chemistry and immunochemistry testing. The clinical chemistry menu includes tests for specific proteins, substrates, and enzymes. The cobas 8000 is a member of the modular platforms produced by Roche (Basel, Switzerland; www.roche.com) and has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, (FDA; Silver Springs, MD, USA; www.fda.gov).