VITROS® 3600 Immunodiagnostic System

VITROS<sup>®</sup> 3600 Immunodiagnostic System
Today’s laboratories require accurate, precise, fast, and nonstop testing. Designing an immunoassay system to deliver on these needs takes a level of understanding that only comes from firsthand experience. Based on the study, input, and feedback of a diverse group of laboratories from around the world, the VITROS® 3600 System is built to handle peak testing workloads and maximize turnaround and system walk-away times.

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Benefits & Features

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Reduce errors and increase result quality

Reduce error potential and increase result quality with proven, easy-to-use, self-monitoring VITROS® technologies. And address sample and reagent carryover and contamination concerns with single-use tips for sample and reagent metering that automatically verifies aspiration and dispense for clots, short samples, bubbles, and high and low fluid viscosity to avoid erroneous results.

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Increase productivity to meet increased demand

Do more with less with a world-class immunoassay menu on a high-productivity platform. Minimize the need for operator interventions with an onboard capacity of 31 reagent packs and 3 bar-coded signal reagent packs. Improve your lab’s capacity to address peak workloads with productivity of up to 189 tests per hour1, a dedicated STAT lane for urgent and critical samples, and the ability to change reagents, consumables, and waste on the fly.

1. Data on file. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

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Streamline and standardize operations and workflow

Streamline your lab’s operations with standardization across VITROS® Systems and the flexibility to automate with a standardized, point-in-space interface to enGen™ Laboratory Automation System. Prioritize workload by “looking ahead” for up to 50 samples with Intelligent Sample Management. And save resources with a system that uses no water and minimizes waste.

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Maximize uptime and help to ensure consistent support

Resolve technical issues quickly with highly secure, real-time, 2-way communication between your system and our support teams. And take advantage of additional process consulting and laboratory design services, as well as call centers, proactive monitoring, and experienced field engineers to improve efficiency.

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Train operators quickly and effectively

Get your staff up to speed quickly and effectively with start-up training and ongoing education. Our training programs have received an outstanding satisfaction rating and feature classroom, onsite, and online options to suit your needs.

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The VITROS® 3600 System offers more than 40 world-class immunoassays across all the major disease states including:
  • Cardiac
  • Prenatal
  • Infectious Disease*
  • Oncology
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Anemia
  • Thyroid/Metabolic
  • Reproductive
  • Skeletal/Bone
*HIV and Hepatitis co-developed with Grifols
VITROS<sup>®</sup> Menu of Assays
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Download the full menu of assays for the VITROS® Family of Systems


VITROS® MicroWell Technology

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Fewer unnecessary dilutions, repeats, and redraws with Enhanced Chemiluminesce detection

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VITROS® MicroSensor™ Technology

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Reduced time, labor, and error potential with endogenous interferences detection and flagging that requires no reagent or extra consumables

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VITROS® Intellicheck® Technology

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Accurate and efficient result reporting with innovative Intellicheck® Technology

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System Dimensions

+Width: 2.12 m (83.5 in)
+Depth: 0.89 m (34.9 in)
+Height: 1.73 m (68 in)
+Weight: 789 kg (1740 lb)

Power & Environment

+ Line Voltage: 1 dedicated 20-amp power line or 1 dedicated 30-amp power line with UPS, nominal 200–240 V AC
+ Line Frequency: 47–63 Hz

+ Operating temperature: 15°–30°C (59°–86°F)
+ Ambient relative humidity: 15%–75% RH noncondensing
+ Altitude: up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
+ Plumbing: No water or drain required; self-contained onboard waste management eliminates special requirements for offboard plumbing


+ No preparation, no mixing or reconstitution required for Integrated Reagent Packs, Signal Reagent, and Universal Wash Reagent
+ Onboard stability up to 84 days
+ Shelf life stability up to 12 months from date of manufacture
+ Onboard test capacity:
  • Up to 3100 assays
  • 31 reagent positions
  • 100*assays per pack
*HBc IgM have 52 tests per pack; HAV IgM have 100 tests per pack

Calibration & Throughput

+ Up to 25 lots per assay with automatic lot switching
+ Stable for up to 28 days
+ Random-access calibration
+ Bar-coded calibrators

+ Maximum theoretical throughput is up to 189 tests per hour
+ Actual throughput will vary by test mix and sample workflow


Sample Capacity:
+ Continuous load and unload
+ 80 samples in Universal Sample Trays
+ 10 samples in dedicated STAT lane

Sample Containers:
+ Universal Sample Trays accommodate:
  • 5mL, 7mL, and 10mL collection tubes
  • 1.5mL microcollection containers
  • VITROS® microsample cups and 0.5mL and 2.0mL cups

Data & Communications

Data Storage:
+ Read/write disk drive for data input and archiving
+ USB flash drive (memory stick) capabilities
+ 5000 sample programs
+ 25,000 samples with ability to archive and retrieve through CD-ROM or memory stick

+ Laboratory Information System (LIS):
  • Bidirectional interface for ASTM and HL7 protocols
  • Broadcast download and Host Query
  • Results can be uploaded individually or as an entire sample

+ Laboratory Automation System (LAS):
  • AT ready at launch
  • 1 LAS interfaces, point-in-space

+ Ports:
  • RS 232 serial ports (for LIS and LAS)
  • USB ports (for printers)
  • Ethernet ports (for e-Connectivity®)


For IFUs, SDSs, and other technical documentation, see Technical Documents