VITEK® 2 by bioMérieux USA

Manufacturer bioMérieux USA
4.5
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5.0
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The VITEK 2 is a fully automated system that performs bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The system also includes a highly advanced software system that then interprets the identified bacteria's antibiotic resistance patterns.
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Average Rating: 4.5
31 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
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Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Renaissance



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Instrument works well, software is a nightmare to administer and manage.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area: Microbiology

"The instrument works very well and customer service is quick to respond and very helpful. The software (Vitek version 9.0) is easy to use, but it is not very well suited for a GxP environment. The software is not easy to administer/manage. Version 9 is supposed to be LDAP capable, but it is not. Three different user accounts are necessary to use the software. I give the software one star."

Review date: 30 Apr 2024 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great results.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Medical Microbiology

"Ease of use, wide database for identification of organisms, timely results therefore reducing turnaround time."

Review date: 30 Apr 2024 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Johnson County Healthcare Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Good value analyzer and a workhorse.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology Organism ID and MIC

"The Vitek Compact 2 has very little downtime and is fairly easy to use. Results are reliable and relatively quick."

Review date: 26 Sep 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Johnson County Healthcare Center



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Very satisfied with the instrument
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:microbiology

"The Vitek Compact is very easy and reliable to use. The new software update I feel is not as user friendly as the old software version. Other than that the instrument is very reliable and well worth the money"

Review date: 10 Jul 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Cooper Health System



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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GREAT results...reproducible and reliable. Service is always prompt and helpful.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:identification and susceptibilities of bacteria

"We can always count on VITEK 2 to deliver valid and reproducible results, even when other methodologies fail us."

Review date: 03 Jul 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Bryan Health Kearney Regional Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Vitek 2 compact is an amazing instrument
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology ID and Sensitivity testing

"The Vitek 2 compact is an amazing instrument. It's compact, so it has a small footprint. The Advanced Reporting Tool and enhanced features make it an excellent choice to make sure your results are reliable. This instrument is easy to use, has ID and Sensitivity panels that are the size of a credit card, and the smart tools to make sure you are reporting the correct result."

Review date: 02 Jul 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: DaVita Labs



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Reliable, easy to use, & fast TAT. Our primary instrument for susceptibility testing.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Identification and susceptibility of bacteria

"Vitek 2 gives reproducible results. It is easy to use, maintenance can be performed in a relatively short amount of time. Vitek 2 is our lab's primary instrument for identification and susceptibility testing. The results are reliable and are available faster than our backup systems. Testing is set up on the morning shift and the results are available for release by our evening shift."

Review date: 01 Jul 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: INNO



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Reliable
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Microbiology

"Pretty well, for non-fastidious aerobic bactéria. Good costumes and suporte service "

Review date: 19 May 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: The view hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Integral to microbiology lab
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Medical microbiology

"Quite integral to any laboratory doing microbiology work. It is almost completely automated and works wonderfully. It takes care of NH & anaerobic organisms as well vs. it's some of its competitors. Widely available in any market and hence, supply is not an issue. Additionally, post-sale support is excellent too. Scalable option."

Review date: 16 May 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2022

  • Organization: Perchiului nr 1



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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For Microbiology Lab eucast equipment
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Microbiology lab for Vitek compact 2

"Identification Gram-negative bacteria, nefermentative bacteria and antibiograma AST, we use Eucast standard and we neeed vortex, for antibiotics a place to put on, vortex, antibiotics for eucast and more and more equipment for this. Thanks so much and have a good day!"

Review date: 15 May 2023 | VITEK® 2


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Springhill Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results- no headaches
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ID and sensitivity testing

"Vitek 2 is a great instrument. Great results, great service. Supplies are always in stock and delivered quickly. I feel good about the low volume of waste generated compared to other identification/ sensitivity instruments. BioMerieux staying green!"

Review date: 21 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Northwestern Memorial Hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Pretty unhappy/underwhelmed
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Identification and susceptibilities

"Our lab had two Vitek instruments and replaced with two new instruments 10-15 years later. I was surprised to see the new equipment basically look identical to old model— nothing seems to have been updated. One model had trouble passing 20-day QC/validation several times that we ended up doing 3x5 day QC. This model also continued to have multiple pipettor/boat transport errors for almost a year and required many replacement parts."

Review date: 19 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great Results
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacterial Identification and Susceptibility

"The results achieved so 100% better than the previous instrument we have used in our lab."

Review date: 18 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Winslow Indian Health Care Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Vitek 2 is a great product.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:bacterial identification and susceptibility testing

"Vitek 2 is compact and easy to use. Service has been good and software updates are done. Although we are not interfaced, we are able to produce quality results."

Review date: 17 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Luxor Scientific



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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The Vitek 2 is a life saver for our laboratory.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:microbiology organism identification and antibiotic resistance testing

"The Vitek 2 is easy to use and the AES interpretation system is a must for labs that use generalist technologist to perform microbiology. Without dedicated micro techs, it is impossible to remember all of the resistance rules that are required to report high quality results. The instrument specialist that helped us set up the system was amazing and although she has gone on to another position in the company, the service is still top rate. The BioMerieux hotline staff are knowledgeable and prompt. The background interface process is a little cumbersome with our LIS, but it works."

Review date: 17 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Rutherford Regional Hospital Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Amazing Analyzer and Couldn't run efficiently without it!!!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbiology ID and Susceptibility

"High Quality and reproducible results. Easy to learn, Easy to use, Great Value for both the Lab and Hospitalist Team of physicians."

Review date: 17 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Great Instrument
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Clinical Laboratory

"Product is easy to use and doesn't have many issues. The high throughput, automatic reading and unloading are great features. Downtime for service does require you to not load the instrument the day before so you are looking at 2 days of downtime. There are some minor limitations with the software that make it difficult for customizations, rules, and connection with middleware."

Review date: 17 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2023

  • Organization: Freeman



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The BioMerieux team/partnership is an integral part of our lab operation.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:bacterial identification and sensitivity

"All of the BioMerieux products have been very instrumental to the success of our laboratory. Sales and service have been easy to work with. I believe the price point is a bit high but the equipment's ease of use make it hard to beat."

Review date: 17 Apr 2023 | VITEK® 2
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    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: NEOLPHARMA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great investment, efficiency in analysis times
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacterial identifications

"The VITEK equipment consumables have a very good expiration date, the fact that you have a way to track all the information from the cassettes using barcodes or QR, makes the analysis time more efficient in addition to compliance with CFR21, which validates the analyzes carried out in addition to they are very easy to use"

Review date: 01 Apr 2022 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Texas children's hospital



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Very useful instrument in Micro.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Antimicrobial susceptibility

"The instrument is easy to use. It sometimes terminates the susceptibilities for unknown reasons. Most of the time it gives results in timely manner. There are some technical issues for example, transferring multiple susceptibilities at the same time is not allowed."

Review date: 30 Jul 2021 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: beacon hospital



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great machine and user friendly.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Microbial identification for environmental monitoring

"The machine gives reliable references in order to recognize microbes or fungi in the cleanroom. It's very easy to use and effective identification can be gained in order to maintain microbes in the cleanroom. Service and maintenance are really good."

Review date: 25 Apr 2020 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: VA San Diego



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Great analyzer.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Identify bacteria & provide susceptibilities

"Easy to use. Small waste produced. Great customer serice."

Review date: 08 Aug 2019 | VITEK® 2
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    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: State Of Alaska Environmental Health Laboratory



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Great instrument but mass production of the cards and support needs to improve.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Pathogen identification

"VITEK 2 is a great system, especially after using API strips. We are a small lab and it is rare that we head straight for PCR for our pathogen screening. The VITEK has been very dependable and is the backbone of our confirmation protocols. The only complaint I have is with the many recalls over the last two years with both the GN and GP (gram-negative & gram-positive) cards. The packaging has been either not sealed on the seam or punctured on the side and their official recalls have not caught all of them. These are not cheap and we have had to dance around these issues several times, often for proficiency testing and/or actual confirmation of positives/epidemiology testing. Its a good system but we need to be able to count on it in a pinch."

Review date: 15 Apr 2019 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mercy Youngstown



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product and service
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacteria ID and sensitivities

"Easy to use and very effective. Always great and quick service. Great training and always updating products to make better."

Review date: 15 Dec 2018 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Mercy Youngstown



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great piece of equipment.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bacteria ID and sensitivities

"Great company to deal with. Service is good and the technical rep is very knowledgeable."

Review date: 30 Aug 2018 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: NYP



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3
"Great instrument. Easy to use, and the customer service personnel are very helpful in fixing most of the issues related to the product. "

Review date: 18 Feb 2015 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: NYP



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"Very good product very practical and easy to use. The instructions are written in simple easy to understand format. The customer service are very helpful and easy to reach 24/7. "

Review date: 15 Dec 2014 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Texas Med Branch



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Susceptibility testing and identification of microbes

"The VITEK 2 system is easy to use. bioMérieux has great customer service and comes to fix the analyzer very quickly. One complaint is the density check meter. The density check meters value can vary significantly between meters."

Review date: 29 Aug 2013 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Microbiological identification

"This is a wonderful equipment for identification. After sales service is prompt and helpful."

Review date: 09 May 2012 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: FDA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

Review date: 20 May 2011 | VITEK® 2
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Toronto East General Hosiptal



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 3.3

Review date: 28 Sep 2007 | VITEK® 2

The VITEK 2 system has everything healthcare laboratories need for fast, accurate microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.

The innovative VITEK 2 microbial identification system includes an expanded identification database, the most automated platform available, rapid results, and improved confidence—all with minimal training time.

The VITEK 2 system next-generation platform provides greater automation while increasing safety and eliminating repetitive manual operations. The rapid response time means results can be provided more quickly than with manual microbial identification techniques.

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VITEK® 2

Manufacturer bioMérieux USA

4.5 / 5.0 | 31 reviews