ATP Residue Determination with HyServe
The primary use of the HyServe ATP Lumitester is objective validation and control of cleanliness. The handy instrument is used to measure the contamination level of surfaces and the technique for doing so is based on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence. ATP is a universal energy carrier found in all organic material and is thus present in most food waste, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms.
The HyServe Lumitester Smart measures the intensity of light emitted from the sample, with intensity proportional to the ATP present. The display is in Relative Light Units, RLU. However, ATP can also be degraded in cells to its derivatives adenosine diphosphate (ADP) and adenosine monophosphate (AMP), making pure ATP-detecting tests unreliable. HyServe’s ATP assays, therefore, use patented A3 technology, which detects ATP+ADP+AMP, simultaneously. This provides a more comprehensive picture of organic residues and the cleanliness of a surface after cleaning.
Due to its test results being available within 10 seconds, HyServe’s ATP Lumitester allows immediate corrective action to be taken when necessary. The affected surfaces can then be re-cleaned, ensuring virtually seamless hygiene control.