Member since: 2021
Organization: Upland Hills Health
We would purchase again...and upgrade
Application Area: Blood and urine chemistry and IA
"We have operated 2 analyzers in our small critical access hospital lab for about 5 years. We love the 5600 do to: up time, ease of use, no need for external water source, both platforms on one analyzer, and ease of maintenance."
Member since: 2018
Organization: Microbiological Laboratory Inc.
Great results, a recommended integrated analyzer.
Application Area:Clinical chemistry
"The Vitros 5600 is a user friendly analyzer with an interface that is easy to learn, with the same basic principle as older versions of the machine. Ease of use from reagent loading to waste disposal. Loading of samples with the labelled carrier rack makes the whole process simple. The machine can run high volumes of samples within a very short turnaround time. The dry chemistry method has a very good benefit in that it reduces cross contamination by using disposable pipet tips. It also has a low maintenance cost. The barcode reading system and its connectivity to LIS make it easier for processing and releasing of results. This also give less error during the process. Reagent and maintenance costs are reasonable and the contract with the company is very good in terms of supply, maintenance and sales. This is a very efficient integrated analyzer with very good quality control output and minimal calibration."
Member since: 2020
Good instrument but needs improvements on ease of use.
Application Area:Chemistry and immunology
"The instrument produces quality results. However the software and ease of storing duplicate lots of test, calibrators and qc is not optimal. Spend a lot of time calibrating and reviewing QC."
Member since: 2017
Organization: Rocky Mountain Diabetes Lab
Great analyzer! Easy to use, stable, and efficient.
Application Area:Integrated chemistry, immunoassay testing platform
"If you are looking for a great, stable chemistry machine, this is what you are looking for. This chemistry/ immunoassay analyzer is the best that I have found for speed, stability, and ease of use. It uses dry slide technology for the chemistry assays which eliminates the need for water systems. The dry slides are super stable with calibrations that last for 6 months instead of a week or two. The after the sale care from Ortho is great too. They help every step of the way to get it set up. They have a great tech support system, and e-conectivity can help find problems before they start. I have had a great experience with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics!"
Member since: 2019
Organization: Jordan Valley Community Health center
User-friendly and good service.
Application Area:Chemistry and immunology samples
"Easy to use: no external water or drains; self contained and very easily maintained. Very good support and training available. Dry slide technology cannot be beat."
Your lab is under constant pressure to do more. The VITROS® 5600 features a broad menu of assays that covers 90% of the menu needs and 99% of the testing volume of a typical lab. The VITROS® 5600 is designed to help you efficiently consolidate critical testing to deliver quality and timely results to the physicians and patients who depend on you. It provides a comprehensive clinical chemistry and immunoassay menu on a single integrated platform, delivering high quality, productivity and value to your lab.