APT (Adenosine Triphosphate) Test
FLOOR CLEANING MEASURMENTS AND STANDARDS
Facility contamination is measured by the detection of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which is the energy molecules found in animals, plants, bacteria, mold, yeast and humans.
The higher the reading the more contaminants may be present.
20%-30% of an ATP reading represents pathogenic contamination.
0-100 clean, 101-300 requires disinfecting, 301+ contaminated requiring immediate disinfecting.
ATP Analysis: Hygiena-America 03/15/13
ATP TEST USING: A) PRESOAKED MICRO FIBER FLAT MOP B) SPILL MASTER
Detection device: SystemSure Plus ATP Luminometer used for analysis of all surfaces.
Surface tested: Health grade linoleum flooring in 12”x 12” format. (Asbestos free)
Surface area: 8’ x 8’ (64 sq. ft.)
Traffic wear & usage: Moderate
Facility: Hospital operation suite.
Cleaning solution ratio: 3 oz per 64 oz water
Contaminant: Fresh grape
|A) Presoaked Micro Fiber Flat Mop||B) SPILL MASTER|
|Initial ATP floor reading:|
|ATP contaminated area reading:|
(Direct reading in 2”x2” area)
|Post cleaning ATP reading:||1,358 (Contaminated)||73 (Clean)|
(Average entire 64 sq. ft. area after mopping)
Summary of A) Presoaked micro fiber mop acts as a source for cross contamination of bacteria from one area to another. The disinfecting ability of a presoaked micro fiber mop is below standards within a health care environment.
Summary of B) The SPILL MASTER traps ATP within its liquid current. This fluid is contained and ready for disposal using attached 64oz. canister. The disinfecting ability of the SPILL MASTER greatly exceeds the presoaked microfiber flat mop and sanitizes the floor well above standards within a health care environment.