Evaluation of ATP Bioluminescence Assays for Potential Use in a Hospital Setting



ATP bioluminescence is being applied in hospitals to measure surface contamination. We compared commercial luminometers for detecting the number of Staphylococcus aureus associated with surfaces. The data showed that the ATP bioluminescence methods tested were not robust enough to generate quantitative data on bacterial numbers, especially at low concentrations.

Author(s): Zoie A. Aiken, Michael Wilson, Jonathan Pratten


Source: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 32, No. 5 (May 2011), pp. 507-509
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press for The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America