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Pros and Cons of ATP vs. Bacterial Counts – The Need for Complementary Measurement Strategies

October 10, 2008

In healthcare environments, ATP is good in that it’s quick but bad in that it’s not a great indicator of microbial risk (counts both live and dead bacteria, doesn’t differentiate pathogens from non-pathogens).  Counting of bacterial colony forming units (CFUs) is good in that it’s …