ATP Testing and its benefits
What is ATP Testing?
Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is the energy molecule found in all organic material, including bacteria and human tissues, making it a perfect indicator when trying to determine if a healthcare environmental surface is clean or not. Hospitals use ATP cleaning verification systems to rapidly verify patient rooms and medical equipment have been cleaned thoroughly so that rooms may be occupied or equipment can be reused without introducing risk from environmentally transmissible infections. With an ATP cleaning verification system, (or sometimes referred to as - an ATP hygiene monitoring system), ATP is brought into contact with Hygiena's unique liquid-stable reagent in the test device. Light is then emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present in the sample, providing information on the level of contamination in seconds.
ATP Surface Test
UltraSnap™ is a user-friendly, all-in-one ATP surface test used with the Hygiena ATP Cleaning Verification System. This pen-sized sample collection device is easy to use, small, and environmentally friendly. In just 15 seconds, UltraSnap helps to verify the cleanliness of environmental surfaces and equipment.
ATP Cleaning Verification gives a numeric measurement of organic material (ATP) on a surface, measured in relative light units (RLU). The more ATP present on a surface, the higher the RLU measurement
The SystemSURE Plus displays a Pass, Caution, or Fail symbol on the screen when tests are measured, so results are clear and no interpretation is necessary
Monitor Cleaning Compliance
We have in the past also used this system to validate and ascertain the effectiveness of existing cleaning services.