Am J Infect Control 2018 May 17. Epub 2018 May 17.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA; Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:
: A major limitation to developing evidence-based approaches to infection prevention is the paucity of real-time, quantitative methods for monitoring the cleanliness of environmental surfaces in clinical settings. One solution that has been proposed is adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence assays, but this method does not provide information about the source of the ATP.Materials/methods
: To address this gap, we conducted a study in which ATP bioluminescence was coupled with traditional RODAC sampling and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry to assess which organisms were viable and present. Read More