This whitepaper provides an overview of ATP testing and discusses challenges that are faced to achieve accurate and reliable results.
ATP is the primary energy carrier for all life forms and can be found only in and around living cells. As such, the measurement of ATP concentration in a sample provides a direct measurement of biological concentration and health. ATP is quantified by measuring the light produced through its reaction with the naturally occurring firefly enzyme Luciferase using a Luminometer. The amount of light produced is directly proportional to the amount of ATP present in the sample.