cobas h 232 POC system


Portable and easy-to-use, the cobas h 232 system helps frontline healthcare providers to quickly make a confident decision whether to admit, discharge or transfer a patient presenting with acute chest pain, dyspnea or other symptoms suggestive of acute cardiovascular disease.

Thanks to its compact design, the cobas h 232 can easily be deployed near the point-of-care patient where space is tight and mobile use is required, such as ambulances, general practitioner's office, emergency room (ER), or a designated lab area.

Fast and reliable patient stratification

  • Flexible: Suitable for use in pre-hospital settings and ER for early triage of patients
  • Quickly and ready-to-use: Requires no sample preparation or lengthy setup procedures
  • Reliable: Results available in maximum time of 12 minutes and are comparable to Roche laboratory methods


  • Operator ID entry and lockout to ensure use by authorised staff
  • Patient and user ID to ensure correct documentation of test results
  • Quality control lockout

Control and traceability

  • Connection to the cobas IT 1000 solution allows extension of the testing network and ensures control of operators and quality assurance from the central laboratory
  • Automatic re-certification of operators through cobas academy to ensure use by trained operators only

Sample material

  • Heparinised venous whole blood

Data management capabilities

  • Complies with industry standard
  • Designed to connect with the cobas IT 1000 solution
  • Complete documentation of results including patient and operator identification

Roche CARDIAC® POC Troponin T (Troponin T assay) (cTnT)

Roche CARDIAC POC Troponin T test on the cobas h 232 POC system

Intended use

Quantitative immunological test for the detection of cardiac Troponin T in heparinised venous blood for use with the cobas h 232 instrument. The test is intended as an early aid in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and identification of patients with an elevated mortality risk.

  • Results in just 12 minutes
  • Allows for early detection of cTnT in the pre-hospital setting such as general practitioner’s office, ambulances as well as in the Emergency Department
  • Results standardised with Elecsys® Troponin T high-sensitive (cTnT-hs) laboratory test in the range of 40 – 2000 ng/L*


* The Roche CARDIAC POC Troponin T is standardized with Roche's Elecsys® Troponin T high-sensitive laboratory test that showed a 99th percentile upper reference limit of a healthy cohort of 14 ng / L.


Roche CARDIAC® proBNP (NT-proBNP assay)

This test aids in diagnosis of patients with suspected heart failure, the monitoring of patients with compensated left ventricular dysfunction and the risk stratification of patients with acute coronary syndromes.

  • Reaction time: 12 min
  • Measuring range: 60 – 9,000 pg/mL
  • Cut-off values1:
    <125 pg/mL = Exclusion of Non-acute heart failure
    <300 pg/mL = Exclusion of acute heart failure
  • Consideration of age-stratified cut-points for diagnosis of heart failure1:
    patient age <50 years, NT-proBNP value > 450 pg/mL
    patient age 50-75 years, NT-proBNP value >900 pg/mL
    patient age >75 years, NT-proBNP value > 1,800 pg/mL


  1. Januzzi, J. L., et al. (2006). Eur Heart J 27(3), 330-337.

NB Entresto is a registered Trade Mark of Novartis Pharmaceuticals


Roche CARDIAC® D-Dimer (D-Dimer assay)

D-dimer is a rapid and reliable exclusion test for suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism (PE) (used in conjunction with the pretest probability score).

  • Reaction time: 8 min
  • Measuring range: 0.1 - 4.0 µg/mL
  • Cut-off values:
    < 0.5 µg/mL– PE / DVT unlikely
    >0.5 μg / mL – PE / DVT cannot be ruled out1


  1. Konstantinides, S. V., et al. (2014). Eur Heart J 35(43), 3033–3080.



Roche CARDIAC® CK-MB (CK-MB assay)

This test is used to support the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction and assessment of reinfarction.

  • Reaction time: 12 min
  • Measuring range: 1.0 - 40.0 ng/mL
  • Cut-off values:
    Female: 4 ng/mL*
    Male: 7 ng/mL*

*At the 99th percentile of a reference population


Roche CARDIAC® M (Myoglobin assay)

An early marker of myocardial damage to assist in diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction.

  • Reaction time: 8 min
  • Measuring range: 30 - 700 ng/mL
  • Cut-off values:
    Female: 7 - 64 ng/mL
    Male: 16 - 76 ng/mL

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