VITROS 5600 Immunoanalyzer from Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics

After studying the workflow, sample/test mix patterns and turnaround time goals of laboratories worldwide, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics created the VITROS® 5600 Integrated System. This high-capacity system, the first of its kind, uses “integration by design” to:

  • Increase capacity with 150 reagent positions that allow over 100 assays to be on-board at once 

  • Provide greater efficiency, lower maintenance and minimal calibration by integrating our proven MicroSlide, MicroTip, MicroWell, Intellicheck and MicroSensor technologies 

  • Optimize turnaround time and productivity through innovative Sample Centered processing 

  • Provide high reportable result efficiency that improves labor effectiveness and cuts costs

  • Verify system processing and result reporting while reducing errors

  • Deliver more of what you need most—quality, improved productivity and ease of use.

The Automation Interface Guide contains interface specifications to assist Lab Automation manufacturers in adapting Lab Automation systems to the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics VITROS® 5600 Integrated System (VITROS® 5600). This document is intended for Lab Automation Vendors and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics personnel who create interfaces between an automated sample delivery system and the VITROS® 5600.

Laboratory Automation System (LAS) refers to the subsystems that support the capability to control an automated track and coordinate sample movement to a processing station, for example, an Analyzer. The LAS includes the VITROS® 5600 Integrated System (VITROS® 5600), the Lab Automation Computer (LAC), and the hardware that connects them.

This specification provides an explanation of interfaces between the Lab Automation Vendors and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. Topics include:

  • Information to be transmitted between the Lab Automation System and the VITROS® 5600

  • Format of information to be transmitted between the Lab Information System and the Analyzer

  • Physical relationships between the Analyzer and the sample container

  • Sample container sizes and aspiration depths

  • Analyzer footprints and space requirements

  • Operator and service access requirements to the Analyzer

  • Environmental specifications for the Analyzer

  • Analyzer sample throughput specifications

  • Electrical interconnects between a Lab Automation System and the Analyzer

  • Automation interface guidelines for accurate implementation of the Automation Interface Specification

  • Summary of considerations for Lab Automation System and Lab Information System architecture

  • Summary of Lab Automation Interface risk assessment