The adenosine triphosphate test is a rapid and reliable audit tool to assess manual cleaning adequacy of flexible endoscope channels.

@article{Alfa2013TheAT,
  title={The adenosine triphosphate test is a rapid and reliable audit tool to assess manual cleaning adequacy of flexible endoscope channels.},
  author={Michelle J. Alfa and Iram Fatima and Nancy Olson},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={249-53}
}
BACKGROUND The study objective was to verify that the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) benchmark of <200 relative light units (RLUs) was achievable in a busy endoscopy clinic that followed the manufacturer's manual cleaning instructions. METHODS All channels from patient-used colonoscopes (20) and duodenoscopes (20) in a tertiary care hospital endoscopy clinic were sampled after manual cleaning and tested for residual ATP. The ATP test benchmark for adequate manual cleaning was set at <200 RLUs… CONTINUE READING

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