How Clean is your Facility?
Hygiene Testing (ATP) on request


As part of our commitment to excellent customer service, we offer a quick and easy ATP Test to give an indication of hygiene and cleanliness in seconds. The presence of contamination can be detected with a simple test based on the measurement of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is present in all animal, vegetable, bacteria, yeast and mould cells. The activity of cells is detected by the amount of ATP present. When ATP is brought into contact with the reagent combination luciferin/luciferase, a reaction takes place that emits light in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present.

How to use the APT meter

The APT meter is designed to identify if ATP/bugs are present in critical areas making it easier to implement and manage an effective hygiene monitoring programme. It can be used:

  • On any floor, at any time. Even floor surfaces which look clean will still harbour bugs
  • They will assess your critical areas and suggest the most appropriate contamination control system available
  • On Dycem, before it has been cleaned. A very high reading on the ATP meter is a good result because if there was a low reading it would indicate that the contamination was in your critical areas
  • On Dycem after cleaning - to check the efficiency of the type of cleaning used

Results

Contamination levels are measured in 3 categories:

  • 0-150 = Pass
  • 150-300= Caution
  • 300+ =Fail

If the ATP result of your critical area is 300+ it is recommended that you evaluate your cleaning schedule

If Dycem is not currently installed in your critical areas, evaluate the effectiveness of implementing Dycem’s Cleanzone Technology to adequately address the cleanliness of your facility

As an extra aid, you may want to invite your microbiologist to come in and carry out some specific testing as the ATP gives an indication only

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