VITROS® 5600 Integrated System

VITROS<sup>®</sup> 5600 Integrated System
Laboratories are constantly under pressure to produce faster, higher-quality results, even under increased demands. The VITROS® 5600 is an integrated system that brings together 5 proven technologies designed to remove the obstacles to reducing turnaround time and increasing your ability to provide meaningful results.

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Benefits & Features

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Improve operations with a one-tube-in, one-tube-out workflow

Centralize sample loading and prioritize up to 50 samples1 to optimize workflow, with a system that processes both chemistry and immunoassay samples simultaneously. And eliminate the need to manually move samples between modules or create aliquots.

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Meet increased demand for testing

Help your laboratory keep up during peak hours with a system that has 150 reagent positions that allow 100+ assays onboard at once. Operators can change reagents, consumables, and waste without stopping operations. The system is ready for point-in-space automation with minimal modifications to meet growing testing needs.

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Enhance patient safety and compliance

Reduce errors with automatic monitoring, documentation, and real-time operator notification. Eliminate carryover contamination with single-use tips for sample and reagent metering. And help to ensure meaningful, comparable results with full traceability.

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Reduce costs and the need for nonrenewable materials

Increase laboratory efficiency and reduce the need for nonrenewable materials with this waterless system that detects and flags errors without using any reagents or extra consumables. The VITROS® 5600 offers high reportable result efficiency that improves labor effectiveness and cuts costs.

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Simplify the process for operators of all skill levels

Deliver high-quality results with a system designed to minimize the need for operator intervention, maintenance, calibration and manual interpretation of sample quality. Start-up training and ongoing education programs can also improve laboratory efficiencies.

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Expand available assays while standardizing reagents and results

Cover the majority of your menu needs and testing volume with one integrated system. The VITROS® 5600 System covers 90% of the menu needs and 99% of a typical laboratory's testing volume,1 with over 120 available assays, 10 user-defined chemistry channels, a wide accessible menu onboard at all times, and standardized reagents and results across all VITROS® platforms.

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Save space and environmental resources

Maximize space in your laboratory with the consolidated design of this integrated chemistry system. And help reduce your hospital’s environmental footprint with a system that generates minimal waste and requires no water or drains.

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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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The VITROS® 5600 System broad menu of quality assays covers 90% of the menu needs and 99% of the testing volume for typical labs,1 with over 120 state-of-the-art assays across a broad range of disease areas, including:
  • Chemistry
  • TDM
  • DAT/Toxicology
  • Thyroid/Metabolic
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrine
  • Proteins
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease*
  • Anemia
  • Prenatal
  • 10 user-defined chemistry channels
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*Hepatitis and HIV assays are codeveloped with Grifols
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VITROS® Menu of Assays

Download the full menu of assays for the VITROS® Family of Systems


VITROS® MicroSlide Technology

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High-quality results, minimal operator interventions, exceptional ease of use, and 95% reportable result efficiency with innovative layered dry slide technology1

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VITROS® MicroTip Technology

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Special chemistry menu offerings and user-defined assays without the cost, maintenance, carryover, and contamination risks of traditional water-based systems

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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: 2.79 m (110 in)
+ Depth: 0.89 m (34.9 in)
+ Height: 1.73 m (68 in)
+ Weight: 1070.5 kg (2360 lb)

Power & Environment

+ Line Voltage: 2 dedicated 20-amp power lines 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
+ Altitude: up to 2439 m (8000 ft)
+ Plumbing: No water or drain required


+ Onboard stability up to 84 days
+ Shelf life stability up to 18 months from date of manufacture*
+ Onboard test capacity:
  • Up to 11,440 assays
  • 150 reagent positions
*Gentamicin: 24 months; Caffeine: 36 months

Calibration & Throughput

+ 25 lots per assay may be calibrated with automatic lot switching
+ MicroSlide and MicroTip assays stable up to lot change
+ MicroWell stable for up to 28 days

+ Maximum theoretical throughput up to 945 tests per hour
+ Actual throughput will vary by test mix and sample workflow


Sample Capacity:
+ 80 samples in Universal Sample Trays
+ 10 samples in dedicated STAT lane

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

Data & Communications

Data Storage:
+ 5000 sample programs
+ 25,000 samples with ability to archive and retrieve through CD-ROM or USB flash drive

+ Laboratory Information System (LIS):
  • Bidirectional interface for ASTM and HL7 protocols
  • Broadcast download and Host Query


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