Now more than ever, cleanliness and hygiene really does matter.
We can offer various levels of testing using the latest ATP testing equipment to ensure that your premises really are as clean as they look on the surface.
Hygiena™ ATP Cleaning Verification Systems help organizations achieve optimal standardized cleaning levels. These systems use bioluminescence technology to identify and measure adenosine triphosphate, commonly known as ATP.
This measurement helps organizations objectively determine from a microbiological level if a surface has been cleaned properly and is safe for use, or if it requires a corrective action such as re-cleaning.
ATP is an energy molecule found in all living cells that allows cellular metabolism to take place. All organic matter contains ATP. In healthcare facilities, organic matter such as bodily fluids, blood, and bacteria left on surfaces can become a point of crosscontamination between patients and staff, which can lead to infections if not properly cleaned. Therefore, the detection of ATP on a surface after cleaning is an indication of cleaning efficacy.
Hygiena ATP tests contain an enzyme called luciferase which produces a bioluminescence (lightproducing) reaction when it comes into contact with ATP. The light emitted from the reaction is measured and quantified in a Hygiena luminometer. The unit of measurement for the emitted light is Relative Light Units (RLU).
Higher Contamination = Higher RLU - The quantity of light generated by the bioluminescence reaction is directly proportional to the amount of ATP present in the sample. The reaction is immediate, allowing results to be processed in realtime. Results are expressed numerically on the screen in RLU.
How are test results tracked? – Test results can be tracked on the luminometer and software by location, plan, and user.
Suggested Test Locations:
Lift Buttons, Desks, Chairs, Door Handles, Light Switches Keyboards/Mice Refrigerator Handles, Common Area Tables, Mailboxes/Trays, Bathroom Surfaces, Laundry Room Surfaces and Handrails
Basic tests start from as little as £25 + VAT including a report detailing the results and our reccomendations for improving hygiene and cleanliness where required