What is ATP monitoring?
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) 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, mould and other microorganisms.
Hand held monitors use ‘Bioluminescene’ technology developed from a natural enzyme found in Fire Flies, Luciferase. When the enzyme comes into contact with ATP via swabbing, a reaction occurs which can then be measured on the monitoring device for instant results.
The detection of ATP on a surface or in water therefore indicates the presence of biological matter that may not otherwise be visible to the eye.
In industries where plant hygiene control or cleanliness is crucial, ATP testing is an excellent tool for detecting and measuring biological matter that should not be present after cleaning.
Bluey’s BioPath technicians utilize this technology to assist with assessing contamination levels & provide this information to our clients for initial site inspections to post remediation validation.
ATP testing & monitoring is widely used within the commercial & food industry to provide real time management of production lines & food preparation areas. This technology is slowly being introduced and accepted within the health industry as a means of post validation of cleaning services, where results can be viewed & recorded for continual assessment.
What surface can be checked?
Practically any surface or liquid can now be swabbed & assessed for levels of biological contamination. The limit of this technology is only restricted to the technician’s ability to interpret when & where monitoring should occur. Our BioPath team utilize this technology daily to manage the most hazardous of situations to testing for the presence of mould in residential properties.
Cost Effective Monitoring
For all intensive purposes ATP testing & monitoring is the most cost effective field validation of cleaning & sanitizing services, before & after remediation works occurring. Unlike, laboratory services, results are instantaneous & indicative of unsanitary conditions existing on a surface or within water reservoirs.
Our goal is to ensure our clients are fully satisfied with our service, where their properties can now be assessed with a level of assurance to assist our Bluey’s technician to restore hygiene levels to protect your most valuable asset, your family & co-workers!