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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

  • Elizabeth Salsgiver (a1), Daniel Bernstein (a1), Matthew S. Simon (a2), William Greendyke (a3), Haomiao Jia (a3), Amy Robertson (a1) (a2), Selma Salter (a1) (a2), Audrey N. Schuetz (a1) (a2) (a4), Lisa Saiman (a2) (a3), E. Yoko Furuya (a2) (a3) and David P. Calfee (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

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;39:622–624

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Address correspondence to David P. Calfee, MD, MS, Weill Cornell Medicine, 525 East 68th Street, Box 265, New York, NY 10065 (dpc9003@med.cornell.edu).

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. An abstract summarizing the results of this study was presented as a poster at IDWeek 2016 on October 27, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana (Abstract 269).

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