Bacteria are small single-celled organisms. Bacteria are found almost everywhere on Earth and are vital to the planet's ecosystems. Some species can live under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. The human body is full of bacteria, and in fact, is estimated to contain more bacterial cells than human cells. Most bacteria in the body are harmless, and some are even helpful. A relatively small number of species cause disease.
Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus CA-MRSA
Escherichia coli with beta-lactamase resistance (ESBL)
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA
Vancomycin Intermediate Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus VRE
What Are “Logs,” and Why Do They Matter in Preventing Infections?
With so many claims and products on the market, selecting the appropriate disinfection solution can be confusing.
The logarithmic scale facilitates the process of choosing. By offering a mathematical system to measure and grade how effective a given disinfectant may be against infectious pathogens and germs, the logarithmic scale provides a systematic way to select a solution that eliminates the most significant number of pathogens. Low log disinfection solutions can leave dangerous pathogens behind.
What is ATP
What is ATP
ATP is the energy molecule found in all plant, animal, and microbial cells. It fuels metabolic processes such as cellular reproduction, muscle contraction, plant photosynthesis, respiration in fungi, and fermentation in yeast. All organic matter (living or once-living) contains ATP, including food, mold, and other microorganisms. The detection of ATP on a surface in water, therefore, indicates the presence of biological matter that may not otherwise be visible to the eye. Where hygiene or cleanliness is crucial ATP testing is an excellent tool for detecting and measuring biological matter that should not be present after cleaning.
What is ATP testing
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 an environmental surface is clean or not.
What is RLU (Relative Light Units)
RLU is the unit of measurement for light output during a bioluminescence reaction. Luminometers expresses ATP test results in RLU. RLU numbers are directly proportional to the amount of ATP on the test sample, therefore a high RLU indicates a large amount of ATP present, which in turn indicates a high degree of contamination. Low RLU indicates low levels of ATP and low level of contamination.