December 21, 2021

Understanding ATP Cleaning Verification 
ATP Cleaning Verification Systems are used to 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 understand if a surface has been cleaned properly and is safe for use, or if it needs further corrective action such as re-cleaning.

What is ATP? 
ATP is an energy molecule found in all living cells that allows cellular metabolism to take place. All organic matter contains ATP. 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. Detection of ATP on a surface after cleaning is an indication of cleaning efficancy.