VITROS® 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.

Benefits & Features


Simplify operations and streamline training and resources

Simplify the operation of your lab, streamline operator training, and boost workflow—while better managing costs—with the VITROS® x600 Systems’ standardized User Interface. The interface also improves sample integrity traceability, while the editable maintenance log simplifies record keeping, allowing maintenance steps to be recorded directly on the system and reviewed or printed at the touch of a button.


Maximize uptime and help to ensure continued 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.

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.


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.

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.


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® MicroSensor™ Technology

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

VITROS® Intellicheck® Technology

Accurate and efficient result reporting with innovative Intellicheck® Technology

VITROS® MicroWell Technology

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


+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)

+ 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
+ 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 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®)