Comparing the Bioburden Measured by Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Luminescence Technology to Contact Plate–Based Microbiologic Sampling to Assess the Cleanliness of the Patient Care Environment Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • HIV Infections
  • Meningococcal Infections
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Vaccination


  • The correlation between ATP concentration and bacterial burden in the patient care environment was assessed. These findings suggest that a correlation exists between ATP concentration and bacterial burden, and they generally support ATP technology manufacturer-recommended cutoff values. Despite relatively modest discriminative ability, this technology may serve as a useful proxy for cleanliness. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.

publication date

  • February 27, 2018



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.39

PubMed ID

  • 29485016

Additional Document Info

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  • 1

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