The presence of ATP (present in all organic material and living cells) on a surface indicates improper cleaning and the presence of contamination, including food residue, allergens and/or bacteria. Luminometers use bioluminescence to detect residual ATP as an indicator of surface cleanliness. This implies a potential for the surface to harbor and support bacterial growth.
ATP testing is used around the globe and is a recognized tool by auditors for validating cleaning processes and complies with government and HACCP regulations.
ATP testing is included with every disinfection as part of our quality assurance plan. We also offer ATP testing as a stand alone service for those clients interested in monitoring their current sanitizing effectiveness and microorganism status.
No longer do you have to unknowingly inhale chemical mold poisons. Now, through AMEA, providing answers to air quality and toxic mold issues pertaining to mycotoxins in the indoor environment has never been more accurately measured.
AMEA is performed under active sampling, meaning the air in the room is conditioned to simulate normal activity. Conditioning is the act of stirring up the air prior to testing to provide consistent results and replicate what people are actively inhaling.
AMEA samples are taken 5ft off the ground. This is what is called the “breathing zone”. Taking samples at this height provides an accurate representation of the mycotoxins potentially being inhaled.
Respirare Labs uses a patented extraction process to prepare AMEA samples for industry-standard ELISA tests. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), is a highly recognized form of analysis commonly used for the identification and quantification of mycotoxins.
One of the cornerstones for AMEA is the research that has been undertaken to determine average background levels for indoor airborne mycotoxins. AMEA will provide your results against these background levels. To provide clearer interpretation of results, they are reported in ppb (parts per billion) per cubic meter.