Architect c16000


Imagine being able to count on high quality results — not only in the first run, but in every run thereafter. That's what you can expect with the ARCHITECT c16000 clinical chemistry analyzer. The ARCHITECT c16000 offers high throughput to handle heavy workloads with confidence in all your results.

The ARCHITECT c16000 offers a maximum throughput of up to 1,800 tests per hour. 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-).

For in vitro diagnostic use only.

System Specifications


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


Sample Barcode Types

Code 39, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128

Sample Result Storage


Sample Volume

1.5-35 µL, Average: 7.2 µL

Automatic Dilution


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


Reagent Pressure Monitoring


Sample Interference Measurement

 Yes: Hemolysis, Icterus and Lipemia

System Control Center

1 SCC, with color touchscreen monitor, keyboard and mouse

Onboard Maintenance Records


Online Error Code Help


Host Interface

Bidirectional, serial RS-232 interface, host query option available

Remote Diagnostics


(H x W x D)

48" x 79" x 49" 

121.9 x 200.6 x 124.5 cm 


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

*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. 


From sample cups to sample carriers, you can access a full list of ARCHITECT c16000 accessories and consumables for easy ordering through your online account. All it takes is a few easy steps for registration, if you haven’t already done so.


Review a few details about the ARCHITECT c16000 clinical chemistry system in the specifications sheet (PDF, 118 KB).

Download the Spec Sheet


Expand Your Capabilities

 Integrating the ARCHITECT c16000 with the ARCHITECT i2000SR immunoassay analyzer enables laboratories to handle clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing on one platform.


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