ATP is universally known as the energy molecule. ATP is found in and around all living cells and gives a direct measure of biological concentration and health.
ATP is quantified by measuring the light produced through its reaction with the luciferase enzyme using a luminometer. The amount of light produced is equal to the amount of living organisms present in the sample.
When ATP is brought into contact with the Hygiena™ luminometer light is emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present. The system measures the amount of light generated and provides information on the level of contamination in JUST 15 seconds.
AquaSnap™ Total measures both free ATP in solution and microbial ATP. The device contains a detergent to release ATP that is bound to microbial or organic matter and inside microbes. AquaSnap is easy to use and gives real time results. The specifically designed dipper tip collects 100 µl of water ensuring consistent sample collection.
ATP is an excellent indicator of microbial activity. ATP is the acronym for the compound adenosine triphosphate ATP is the primary energy-transferring molecule in all living cells. Metabolic processes that produce energy in a cell use ATP to transfer the energy to other cell reactions which require energy. While alive, cells produce ATP continuously. When processes for ATP production are inhibited, all available ATP is consumed. Without ATP, bacteria become dormant, and, unable to maintain cell integrity, eventually die. When cells are killed, their ATP rapidly decreases. Thus, ATP can be used to monitor levels of metabolically active organisms in a liquid or deposit sample.
The Hygiena Luminometer can also test for the following: Enterobacteriaceae - 8 hours; Coliform - 8 hours or less; E. coli - 8 hours or less; NEW! Total Viable Count - 7 hours; NEW! Listeria - 16 hours; Allergen Prevention - 15 Seconds