Hygiena Comes Top in Evaluation of ATP Hygiene Monitoring Systems

An extensive laboratory study of commercially available ATP hygiene monitoring systems was conducted by a leading independent laboratory.

The comprehensive study generated over 5,000 results and the investigation determined linearity, repeatability, and sensitivity of all systems by comparing:

  • Five systems from leading suppliers including BioControl, Charm Sciences, Hygiena, Neogen and 3M
  • Nine instrument and swab combinations including Snapshot, the universal ATP swab
  • Six ATP concentrations from 0.1 to 1000.0 fmols ATP
  • Four common foods representing different categories of foodstuffs
  • Five microbial species representing Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, and yeasts
  • Ten replicates samples at each test parameter were tested

Statistical analysis was applied to the results which can be summarised as follows:

  • All systems were shown to give a good linear response to all contaminants, however there was a difference in the repeatability, accuracy and sensitivity between systems
  • The most precise, accurate and repeatable system was the Hygiena SystemSURE Plus with either Ultrasnap or Supersnap swabs
  • The universal swab (SnapShot) improved the repeatability and sensitivity of UniLite NG, MVP and Novalum luminometers

For further information contact Hygiena International.

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