What is ATP?
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is present in all organic material and is the universal unit of energy used in all living cells.
ATP is produced and/or broken down in metabolic processes in all living systems. Processes such as photosynthesis in plants, muscle contraction in humans, respiration in fungi and termination in yeast are all driven by ATP. Therefore, most foods and microbial cells will contain some level of naturally occurring ATP.
The SystemSURE II luminometer (in conjunction with the Ultrasnap ATP swab) uses bioluminescence to detect residual ATP as an indicator of surface cleanliness.
The presence of ATP on a surface indicates improper cleaning and the presence of contamination, including food residue, allergens and/or bacteria. This implies a potential for the surface to harbor and support bacterial growth.
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