Greg Whiteley recently completed and submitted his Doctorate Thesis “A study into the validation of ATP testing used for integrated cleanliness monitoring within healthcare settings.” He has published widely on ATP testing validation and field-based studies. He welcomes comments or questions at GSW@whiteley.com.au.
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Why 4-Star? Well done paper. However, somewhat limited applicability for DDRS readers gives it less than a 5-Star Rating.
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This is why we miss the IICRC Tech Journal and the Peer Reviewed articles they published. Excellent overview of ATP surface testing technology.
But the question always remains about using surface testing to rule out contamination, what can be concluded by analyzing a surface sample of a very small portion of surfaces as is done by wiping with swabs? Refer to the article by Dr. Harriet Burge “Further Thoughts About Surface Sampling” (https://1drv.ms/f/s!AibEvsWdh3cj7gRv3frz5fmJo70N)