Abbott Architect C16000 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

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The Architect c16000 offers high throughput to handle heavy workloads with certainty and confidence in all your results. This unit offers a maximum throughput of up to 1,800 tests per hour, featuring a load-up capacity of 215 samples with 35 priority positions.  Featuring a load-up capacity of 215 samples with 35 priority positions, the ARCHITECT c16000 has up to 130 refrigerated reagent positions plus Integrated Chip Technology (Na+, K+ and Cl-).

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True Family Commonality.

  • Seamless transfer from system to system
  • Equivalent results across all ARCHITECT c Systems
  • Identical technology, reagents and assay protocols
  • Identical software that is intuitive to operate
  • Universal ARCHITECT sample carrier

Integration Without Compromise

  • A unique approach to consolidation
  • SmartWash technology ensures no clinically significant sample tube to tube carryover (less than 0.1 ppm)
  • Robotic Sample Handler (RSH) eliminates bottlenecks and prioritizes urgent requests
  • Immediate STAT processing for fast and consistent turnaround time
  • Up to 65 refrigerated reagent positions plus patented ISE (Na+, K+, and Cl-)
  • 215 sample load capacity including 35 priority positions
  • Continuous sample access
  • Throughput of up to 1,800 clinical chemistry tests per hour

Enhanced System and Assay Dynamics

The latest in immunochemistry technology
FlexRate methodology extends linearities and avoids repeats
Integrated Chip Technology (ICT) delivers ISE (Na+, K+, and Cl-) analysis with minimal maintenance, low sample volume (15 uL), and within run precision of 1% or less
Liquid level sensing combined with pressure differential technology for enhanced bubble and clot detection monitors sample integrity


Methods Photometric, Potentiometric, Turbidimetric
Maximum Throughput Up to 1,800 tests/hour
Sample Types Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF
Sample Tubes Height: 72-102 mm

Diameter: 9.6-16.1 mm

Sample Cup Yes (50 µL dead volume)
Sample Capacity 215
Sample Barcode Types Code 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128
Sample Result Storage 50,000
Sample Volume 1.5-35 µL, Average: 7.2 µL
Automatic Dilution Yes
Sample Probe Carryover ≤0.1 parts per million
Reagent Capacity Up to 130 refrigerated positions plus patented ISE (Na+, K+ and Cl-)
Reagent Type >97% liquid ready-to-use
Reagent Onboard Stability 5-65 days, Average: 38 days
Calibration Frequency 1-60 days, Average: 25 days
Sample, Clot and Bubble Detection Yes
Reagent Pressure Monitoring Yes
Sample Interference Measurement  Yes: Hemolysis, Icterus and Lipemia
System Control Center 1 SCC, with color touchscreen monitor, keyboard and mouse
Onboard Maintenance Records Yes
Online Error Code Help  Yes
Host Interface Bidirectional, serial RS-232 interface, host query option available
Remote Diagnostics AbbottLink
(H x W x D)
48″ x 79″ x 49″

121.9 x 200.6 x 124.5 cm

Weight 1,545 lbs

701 kg

Electrical Requirements AC 180-264V, 47-63 Hz, 20 amp
Water Requirements Deionized water ≤54 liters/hour during normal operation
Heat Output* 4730 BTU/hr, running mode
Sample Loading RSH + Carousel

Test Menu

General Chemistry Proteins Drugs of Abuse/Toxicology Metabolic
Acid Phosphatase Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Acetaminophen Albumin (BCG)
Albumin (BCG) Alpha-1 Glycoprotein Amphetamine/ Methamphetamine Albumin (BCP)
Albumin (BCP) Apolipoprotein A1 Barbiturates Calcium
Alkaline Phosphatase Apolipoprotein B Benzodiazepines Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) ASO Benzodiazepines (Serum) Cl (Chloride)
ALT, Activated (Alanine Aminotransferase) Beta2 Microglobulin Cannabinoids Ferritin
Ammonia Ceruloplasmin Cocaine Glucose
Amylase Complement C3 Ecstasy Hemoglobin A1c (Monitoring)
AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) Complement C4 Ethanol K (Potassium)
AST, Activated (Aspartate Aminotransferase) CRP Methadone Lactic Acid
Calcium CRP (Vario) Opiates Na (Sodium)
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Haptoglobin PCP (Phencyclidine) Total Protein
Cholesterol Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Propoxyphene Triglycerides
CK (Creatine Kinase) Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Salicylate
Cl (Chloride) Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Tricyclic Antidepressants
Creatinine Immunoglobulin M (IgM)
Creatinine (Enzymatic) Kappa Light Chain Diabetes Bone Disease
Direct Bilirubin Lambda Light Chain Creatinine Alkaline Phosphatase
Direct LDL Lp(a) Creatinine (Enzymatic) Calcium
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase) Microalbumin (Urine) Glucose Magnesium
Glucose Prealbumin Microalbumin (Urine) Phosphorus
HDL (Ultra) Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
Iron Transferrin
K (Potassium)
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Cancer Inflammatory Disorders
Lactic Acid Amikacin Beta2 Microglobulin Alpha-1 Antitrypsin
Lipase Carbamazepine Immunoglobulin A (IgA) ASO Complement C3
Magnesium Digoxin Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Complement C4 CRP (Vario)
Na (Sodium) Gentamicin Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Immunoglobulin A (IgA)
Phosphorus Lithium Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Immunoglobulin E (IgE)
Protein (Urine/CSF) Phenobarbital Kappa Light Chain Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
Total Bilirubin Phenytoin Lambda Light Chain Immunoglobulin M (IgM)
Total Protein Quinidine
Triglycerides Theophylline
UIBC Tobramycin
Urea Nitrogen Valproic Acid
Uric Acid Vancomycin
Liver Disease Acid-Base, Electrolyte & Water Abnormalities Renal Anemia
Albumin (BCG) Ammonia Beta2 Haptoglobin
Albumin (BCP) Calcium Microglobulin Iron
Alkaline Phosphatase Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Creatinine Transferrin
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Ceruloplasmin Creatinine (Enzymatic) UIBC
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) Cl (Chloride) Microalbumin (Urine)
ALT, Activated (Alanine Aminotransferase) Iron Protein (Urine/CSF)
Ammonia K (Potassium) Urea Nitrogen
AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) Lactic Acid Uric Acid
AST, Activated (Aspartate Aminotransferase Magnesium
Direct Bilirubin Na (Sodium)
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase) Phosphorus
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) UIBC
Total Bilirubin