Hygiena’s cleaning verification can tell you in as little as 10 seconds if a surface
has been cleaned properly using ATP.
ATP is an energy molecule found in all plant, animal and microbial cells. It fuels metabolic processes such as cellular reproduction, muscle contraction, plant photosynthesis, respiration in fungi, and fermentation in yeast. All organic matter (living or once-living) contains ATP, including food, bacteria, mold and other microorganisms.
Hygiena™ ATP testing devices contain a natural enzyme found in fireflies. This enzyme, called luciferase, produces a simple bioluminescence (lightproducing) reaction when it comes into contact with ATP. Using bioluminescence technology, our ATP Meters can measure extremely low levels of ATP collected with testing devices. Measuring the amount of bioluminescence from an ATP reaction provides an excellent indication of surface cleanliness because the quantity of light generated by the reaction is directly proportional to the amount of ATP present in the sample.
To track cleaning efforts and verify they have been effective.
To verify that high-touch areas in your facility have been cleaned properly
To verify hand-washing has been conducted effectively
To verify that common areas, meeting rooms, and offices have been cleaned according
On the other hand, we wanted to clarify a couple points about our products’ capabilities.
Relevant Hygiena Product Information:
ATP systems do not detect viruses.
Hygiena does not produce a virus test.
Performing ATP CleaningVerification does not guarantee removal of viruses on surfaces.
ATP Cleaning Verification should be used in conjunction with CDC recommendations and