Architect c8000


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.

System specifications
Methods Photometric, Potentiometric, Turbidimetric
Maximum Throughput Up to 1,200 tests/hour
Sample Types Serum, Plasma, Whole Blood, 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

<1000 ppm WB to WB

≤0.1 ppm WB to Serum

Reagent Capacity Up 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 Detection Yes
Reagent Pressure Monitoring No
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


1,425 lbs

646.4 kg

Electrical Requirements AC 180-264V, 47-63 Hz, 20 amp
Water Requirements Deionized water 25 liters/hour during normal operation
Heat Output* 3400 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 c8000 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 c8000 clinical chemistry analyzer in the specifications sheet (PDF, 118 KB).

Download the Spec Sheet


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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