a1 Division of Microbial Diseases, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom
ATP bioluminescence is being applied in hospitals to measure surface contamination. We compared commercial luminometers for detecting the number Staphylococcus aureus associated with surfaces. The data showed that the ATP bioluminescence methods tested were not robust enough to generate quantitative data on bacterial numbers, especially at low concentrations.
(Received September 08 2010)
(Accepted November 19 2010)