A historic innovation
Since 1983, Roche has pioneered the advancement of PCR analysis, which is recognized as a gold standard in laboratory diagnostics. The cobas® Liat® PCR System replicates extracted DNA or RNA from patient samples to accurately identify infectious diseases. Using Roche PCR technology, laboratory-quality sensitivity and specificity are achieved across assays, significantly reducing the risk of false negative and false positive results.1
Quality without compromise
Patients deserve the best care possible—that means reliable results in a reasonably short amount of time. Current diagnostic options offer a trade-off between speed or accuracy, and since many diseases present similar symptoms at early stages, the need for a reliably accurate point-of-care testing solution is high.
Explore the pros and cons of current diagnostic options
Signs & symptoms
Quick diagnosis, based on knowledge and experience
Could lead to incorrect antibiotic treatment
On-site rapid antigen test
Fast results, easy to use
Potentially less accurate, with uncertainty around negative results
Highly accurate and definitive
Prolongs time for patient diagnosis
Explore the cobas® Liat® System
*Compared to the cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test on cobas® 6800/8800 Systems; EUA data.
†Compared to culture and latex agglutination for Strep A typing; CLIA data.
‡Compared to viral culture; CLIA data.
§Compared to an FDA-cleared laboratory based multiplexed real-time reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) test; combined PPA and NPA from retrospective and prospective samples for influenza A and influenza B, respectively.
#Compared to direct culture.
cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B has Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) and is CE-IVD cleared [package insert, V01]. cobas® Strep A, cobas® Influenza A/B and cobas® Influenza A/B & RSV are CE-IVD and FDA 510(k) cleared; CLIA waived. cobas® Cdiff is CE-IVD cleared.
References: 1. cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B [package insert V01], Pleasanton, CA: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 2020. 2. cobas® Strep A. Pleasanton, CA: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 2016 [package insert]. 3. cobas® Influenza A/B [package insert]. Pleasanton, CA: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 2015. 4. cobas® Influenza A/B & RSV [package insert]. Pleasanton, CA: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 2016. 5. cobas® Cdiff [package insert].