- Self-audit infection control in the clinic
- Monitor cleaning efficacy or hands and surfaces
- Rapid check infection control measures are satisfactory
“ATP Rapid Hygiene Monitoring” is employed for testing clinical staffs hand washing, cleaning / sterilization processes and surfaces to ensure that adequate infection control is being maintained. These tests are extremely important in preventing cross-contamination and ensuring your processes pass compliance. Kikkoman’s Rapid Hygiene Monitoring Systems use the ATP+ADP+AMP swab test method. The test area is wiped using the reagent kit LuciPac A3 which combine a reagent and self-contained swab device, after which light is emitted as a result of chemical reaction between luciferase-luciferin-PK-PPDK reagent and ATP+ADP+AMP. The level of luminescence is measured using the Lumitester measuring instrument, and the degree of cleanliness is determined based on the amount of ATP+ADP+AMP detected. The degree of contamination is immediately shown as a numerical output, enabling a process of “check and take action” that is not possible using traditional culture methods, and thus allow accidents to be prevented before they occur.