Architect c8000

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Medium volume

High productivity

Consistent STAT turnaround time. Large load-up capacity. Carryover ≤0.1 ppm – sample to sample and tube to tube.

The ARCHITECT c8000 clinical chemistry analyzer provides all these benefits to help you achieve excellent first-time results and fever reruns. With the ARCHITECT c8000, you can have speed and confidence in your clinical results.

The ARCHITECT c8000 offers a maximum throughput of up to 1,200 tests per hour. Featuring a load-up capacity of 215 samples with 35 priority positions, the ARCHITECT c8000  has up to 121 refrigerated reagent positions plus Integrated Chip Technology (Na+, K+ and Cl-).

For in vitro diagnostic use only.

Refer to the operations manual or user guide for warnings, precautions and limitations for proper use of the instrument. 
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Some assays may not be available on all platforms.

System specifications

MethodsPhotometric, Potentiometric, Turbidimetric
Maximum ThroughputUp to 1,200 tests/hour
Sample TypesSerum, Plasma, Whole Blood, Urine, CSF
Sample Tubes

Height: 72-102 mm

Diameter: 9.6-16.1 mm

Sample CupYes (50 µl dead volume)
Sample Capacity215
Sample Barcode TypesCode 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128
Sample Result Storage50,000
Sample Volume1.5-35 µL, Average: 7.2 µL
Automatic DilutionYes
Sample Probe Carryover

<1000 ppm WB to WB

≤0.1 ppm WB to Serum

Reagent CapacityUp to 121 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 DetectionYes
Reagent Pressure MonitoringNo
Sample Interference MeasurementYes: Hemolysis, Icterus, and Lipemia
System Control Center1 SCC, with color touchscreen monitor, keyboard and mouse
Onboard Maintenance RecordsYes
Online Error Code HelpYes
Host InterfaceBidirectional, serial RS-232 interface, host query option available
Remote DiagnosticsAbbottLink
(H x W x D)

48" x 79" x 49"

121.9 x 200.6 x 124.5 cm


1,425 lbs

646.4 kg

Electrical RequirementsAC 180-264V, 47-63 Hz, 20 amp
Water RequirementsDeionized water 25 liters/hour during normal operation
Heat Output*3400 BTU/hr, running mode
Sample LoadingRSH + Carousel
*Values provided represent the typical output in “Running” mode for the system processing module and sample handler. A maximum value of 389 BTU/hr was obtained for the System Control Center (SCC) using the ARCHITECT i2000SR as a representative system. Values obtained during an internal study. Data is on file with Abbott.

Expand your capabilities

By integrating the ARCHITECT c8000 with the ARCHITECT i2000SR immunoassay analyzer, you consolidate clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing capabilities in one platform for greater ease of use.

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