HbA1c Medicare reimbursement is now available


cobas b 101 offers HbA1c diagnosis

and monitoring at the Point of Care

Improving the outcomes for patients living with diabetes


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Learn how to leverage HbA1c diagnosis and monitoring at the Point of Care to significantly improve the outcomes for your patients living with diabetes, and how to prepare your practice for the upcoming rebate. 

You will also receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for RACGP, AAPM and APNA for your attendance, as well as an electronic certificate of attendance for CPD recognition.

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Benefits for your patients

Combined Testing

The cobas b 101 system includes tests for glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), lipid panel and C-reactive protein (CRP) on the same device.



Fast turnaround time

HbA1c result in 5 mins. On the spot results in just 3 simple steps. Dual testing from one finger prick sample allows for HbA1c test and lipid panel within a 15-minute workflow cycle.

Better patient compliance

Compared with laboratory testing, POC HbA1c testing has been shown to significantly increase the proportion of patients achieving their diabetes glycaemic control.1


Simple and easy sample collection

Direct blood sample application onto disc from a finger prick, with no need for tubes or pipettes for sample collection or transfer. Test discs can be conveniently stored at room temperature (2-30ºc).


3 tests in one a compact portable system

HbA1c Test


HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) testing improves diabetes management in primary care settings

  • HbA1c with Diagnosis Claim 2
  • No interference from most common haemoglobin variants2
  • Precision is fully compliant with the IFCC and NGSP guideline requirements3
  • Requires 2 μL drop of capillary or venous whole blood. HbA1c test results in 5 mins
  • HbA1c result displayed in percentage (%) plus mmol/mol

Lipid Panel Test


Closing the gap in cardiovascular (CV) risk factor management

  • Precision is fully compliant with the NCEP guideline requirements 4
  • Requires 19 μL drop of capillary or venous whole blood or plasma
  • Lipid test results in 6 mins; including TC, HDL, TG, LDL, non-HDL and TC/HDL ratio


CRP Test


C-reactive protein (CRP) test supports appropriate antibiotic use at the Point of Care

  • POC CRP testing follows the recommendations of the NICE clinical guidance5
  • Requires 12 μL drop of capillary blood or serum, venous whole blood or plasma.
  • CRP results in 4 mins
  • CRP results displayed in mg/L

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cobas b 101


View how to perform a HbA1c test

on the cobas b 101 system.


3 simple steps

to better patient outcomes

Power on the instrument and touch Patient Test.

Open the lid, lance the finger and place the drop of blood on the test disc.

Place test disc in the cobas b 101 and close lid. The measurement starts automatically.

Benefits of cobas b 101 system

Easy and intuitive to use

Colour touch screen with a user-friendly interface that has the same look and feel as other Roche Point of Care devices.

Improves workflow efficiency


Patient data storage with 5,000 patient results, 500 QC results, and 50 Operator IDs.

Compact and Portable

Lightweight and portable. Weighs 2kg, with a small footprint.


Automatic calibration on each disc

Samples and discs are checked for integrity and all steps of the process are controlled. No service required.

Guaranteed with a 3 Year Warranty.

Roche Point-of-Care Solutions
for on the spot decisions


From the makers of CoaguChek®


Roche offers you a broad variety of PoCT systems with more than 15 parameters, which allows you to support your patients with rapid results for their general and major health concerns.


The accurate results correlate well to the specific laboratory methods and provide peace of mind for you and your patients.6-14


Our proven systems and comprehensive services make testing in your own office/institution reliable, easy and efficient – with only one point of contact.

Contact us to register your interest in the upcoming AGPAL webinar series

or to find out more about how to get your practice ready for the Hba1c rebate

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