The L&R Group (L&R) has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and the implications it has for our employees, customers, and communities.
Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is the energy molecule found in all organic material, including bacteria and human tissues, making it a perfect indicator when trying to determine if a surface is clean or not. Hospitals use ATP cleaning verification systems to rapidly verify patient rooms and medical equipment have been cleaned thoroughly so that rooms may be occupied, or equipment can be reused without introducing risk from environmentally transmissible infections. These same tests can be utilized at schools, churches, restaurants or any other building where the possibility of transmission is a potential.
Viruses, such as the Coronavirus Covid-19,differ from living organisms in that they are protein coats with RibonucleicAcid (RNA) inside.Viruses don’t carry out metabolic processes and they don’t generate ATP. Empirically, without ATP, they would not be detected.
What our ATP detection system can do is verify that surfaces are being cleaned effectively. Depending on the virus and its mode of transmission, it could be spread by contact surfaces. One can deduce that if a rigorous and effective cleaning program reduces the amount of bacteria on surfaces, then any viruses on surfaces would be removed as well, and the chance that viruses are spread from contact surfaces will decrease.
With L&R’s ATP cleaning verification system, (or sometimes referred to as-an ATP hygiene monitoring system), ATP is brought in to contact with our unique liquid-stable reagent in the test device. Light is then emitted in direct proportion to the amount of ATP present in the sample, providing information on the level of contamination in seconds.
We believe in a common sense approach to environmental hazards.With years of experience in both environmental inspections and laboratory services, we are able to assist you in solving your building’s environmental problems in a uniquely comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
Demonstrating the effectiveness of your cleaning service is a crucial step in the process. L&R's ATP Cleaning Verification testing demonstrates the effectiveness of your cleaning on the spot. Our recommendation is to clean often and test often to verify cleaning efficacy.