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.