HYGIENE ATP METER TO MEASURE SURFACE CONTAMINANTS
Our hygiene ATP meter provides a rapid, quantitative evaluation of the level of contaminants on a surface. Adenosine triphosphate, commonly referred to as ATP, is an energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of living things and is a source for bacteria spreading and replicating. High levels of ATP on a surface could indicate high levels of illness-causing pathogens.
COLLECTION AND TESTING PROCEDURE
The procedure involves the collection of a pen-sized sample swab from a high-traffic area that is inserted into a light-based analysis device to measure the level of ATP. While this does not identify the specific strands of bacteria on a surface, we are directly measuring the amount of energy-carrying molecules that bacteria use to grow. Since ATP is much smaller than mold spore, virus, and bacteria cells, we are measuring subcellular-sized contaminants and residues that are normally not visible.
Our process enables quantitative testing of the level of energy molecules that fuel the growth of illness-causing bacteria, yeast, fungus, and other various contaminants. If dangerous levels are detected, we use this as an indicator to adjust the frequency or process of cleaning. Including ATP metering into our cleaning program allows us to provide a data-driven assessment of our effectiveness. The data will be analyzed automatically by the software and converted into valuable graphs to help us track and understand trends in your workspace.