Use of a newly developed rapid microbial ATP bioluminescence assay to detect microbial contamination on poultry carcasses.

@article{Siragusa1996UseOA,
  title={Use of a newly developed rapid microbial ATP bioluminescence assay to detect microbial contamination on poultry carcasses.},
  author={Gregory R. Siragusa and Warren J Dorsa and Catherine Nettles Cutter and Louis J. Perino and Mohammad Koohmaraie},
  journal={Journal of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={297-301}
}
A newly developed rapid microbial ATP bioluminescence test (R-mATP) was shown to be an adequate means to assay the microbial load of poultry carcasses. This assay utilizes differential extraction and filtration to separate somatic from microbial ATP in a very rapid timeframe. The assay requires approximately 5 min to complete; approximately 3.5 min to sample and 90 s analytical time. Correlation coefficient (r) between aerobic colony counts and R-mATP test results (n=329) was 0.82. Post-test… CONTINUE READING