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ATP Testing

Cost

$350 + GST per hour
$30 + GST per sample

Purpose

To monitor the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures in critical hygiene environments

Limitations

ATP testing does not replace microbiological sampling and cannot be carried out in visibly dirty surfaces

What is ATP testing?

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a molecule found in living organisms such as plants, animals, bacteria, and microorganisms responsible for storing and transporting energy. It is often referred to as the “energy currency” of living cells or the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer.
ATP testing is a rapid and reliable method adopted by different industries such as hotels, restaurants, schools, offices, and food manufacturing facilities to quickly verify the cleanliness of a surface or area. It is also used to measure and assess the effectiveness of killing microorganisms before and after cleaning.
Time to check your surface hygiene
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has now become increasingly important for businesses to meet hygiene requirements. Cleaning and sanitisation are vital parts to this equation; therefore, it has become a goal for companies to understand the end-to-end processes involved and to gauge the effectiveness of the procedures carried out.
A recent report confirmed (17 March 2020) that aerosols (<5 μm) containing SARS-CoV-2/SARS-COV-1 remain in the air up to three hours and in the surface up to 9 days. Therefore, a thorough disinfection procedure needs to be implemented to disinfect any building, hospital, restaurant, or equipment (among others). While various companies use different techniques to disinfect and kill the virus, there is no quick way to evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning against microorganisms.
ATP testing could help quantify and indicate the effectiveness of cleaning even if viruses like SARS-CoV-2 are not directly detected. While it does not directly measure the level of viral concentration in contaminated surfaces and does not replace microbiological sampling, ATP measurements could be useful for evaluating the effectiveness of hygiene interventions aimed at preventing viral spread in the workplace.
Affordable environmental and hygiene monitoring
The presence of ATP on a surface indicates the presence of contamination. When ATP is detected, it means that a surface was improperly cleaned or sanitised. If there is no ATP detected, it means that microorganisms that could pose health risks have been safely eliminated or minimised.

CC Workplace professionals are trained to perform ATP testing for various industries nationwide. We’ll deliver instant results with complete, fully documented reporting, and we’ll provide you with a certificate with a Pass or a Fail.

Contact us if you are looking for an independent entity to conduct an ATP test for your site.

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