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Comparison of precision and operational performances across six immunochemistry analyzers

Peter Findeisen, Ingrid Zahn, Carmen Garcia Rabaneda, David Krempel, Maria Teresa Haro Romero, Tomas De Haro-Muñoz, Mikel Barral Juez, Kai Klopprogge and Sabine Engelmann

Corresponding author: Prof. Dr med. Peter Findeisen, Laboratory Dr. Limbach and Colleagues, Im Breitspiel 16, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany


The authors wish to thank their staff at the respective sites for the professional and dedicated support throughout the study. For study monitoring and support at Roche Diagnostics, we thank C. Stieber, B. Schneider, A. Sofianidis, I. Erber, H. Sauter, S. Mathis, as well as H. Peuker (Biomedical Investigation Services) for the manuscript preparation.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: This non-interventional multicenter study was designed and sponsored by Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim. cobas, cobas E, cobaS C, ELECSYS are trademarks of Roche.

  3. Employment or leadership: S. Engelmann and K. Klopprogge are employees of Roche Diagnostics GmbH.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2018-11-29
Accepted: 2019-02-13
Published Online: 2019-03-15
Published in Print: 2019-09-25

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