The preanalytic system COBAS 8100 and models p512 and p612 is a modular equipment interconnected with each other, for the processing and transport of patient samples in the clinical laboratory. The system has been designed to centrifuge the samples of the patients, remove and insert the tampons, apply the barcode labels and prepare the aliquots with the pipette from the primary samples. You can sort the samples online or off and temporarily store the samples. The system transports the different individualized samples among the cobas analytical modules for immunology, blood chemistry, hematology, hormones, drugs, urine, coagulation and special for the respective laboratory analyzes. The system does not report sample results values, it is not a sample analyzer.