It’s a unique and powerful advantage. Only Kikkoman’s new LuciPac A3 Sanitation System detects ATP+ADP+AMP with one swab to give you the whole picture. Its patented A3 Technology has been proven to detect residues and microorganisms that others miss. And it’s incredibly easy to use. Just swab the way you always have, while enjoying the most advanced sensitivity and detection power available. It’s detection perfection.
Independent laboratory testing confirms that the Kikkoman A3 technology provides detection of residues at levels much lower than other tests on the market. Using residue from many different foods, laboratory testing proved that Kikkoman A3 technology produced a test result (relative light units - RLU) an order of magnitude or higher than competitive products. In many of the foods tested, Kikkoman A3 technology showed a strong presence of residue while the competitive products produced test results below typical action levels showing that Kikkoman A3 can reduce the risks from false negative results.
Sanitation is critical to food safety and ineffective cleaning can affect the appearance and taste of food, harbor microorganisms and promote the production of biofilms. So, if your sanitation system only detects ATP, you’re missing potential contaminants.
ATP can be unstable and decompose into ADP and AMP. This means conventional systems that test for ATP alone may fail to find the true presence of contamination and may produce false negatives. Only the breakthrough chemistry in Kikkoman A3 technology detects ATP, ADP and AMP - more than any other product out there.
Independent testing by a leading laboratory confirms that the Kikkoman A3 technology detects food residues left behind at far lower levels than other tests on the market. Its superior sensitivity leaves food residue with no place to hide. And makes it easier than ever to assure better surface sanitation and support a more effective sanitation program that reduces the presence of resident organisms and the risks from food pathogens.
The LuciPac A3 showed superior sensitivity and stability for detection of food residues compared to competitive ATP tests. ATP in meat, seafood, egg and fruit is decomposed into ADP and AMP during processing increasing levels of ADP and AMP. LuciPac A3 is, therefore, able to detect food residues where other products almost cannot.
The target foods were homogenized and diluted 100-fold, then aliquots of 10 µl of each dilution were pipetted onto the appropriate swabs and measured.
LuciPac A3 showed much higher performance consistency and lower variability than competitive products tested.
The Lumitester with LuciPac A3 swab demonstrated superior repeatability relative to competitors even at the low level of ATP (10-13 moles ATP/assay).
ATP detection was assessed for each device by pipetting 10 μL of the 10-8 M stock ATP solution (10-13 moles ATP/assay) onto the appropriate swabs (n=10)
The RLU of LuciPac A3 was decreased only 8% after extreme storage at 40ºC for 2 weeks.
Each device was stored at 4ºC and 40ºC respectively, the sample stored at 4ºC served as a control (100 RLU). 10 μL of the 10-7 M stock ATP solution (10-12 moles ATP/assay) was used for evaluations.
Whether the contamination comes from blood, bacteria or body fluids, ineffective environmental hygiene can leave behind biofilms or residue that can harbor opportunistic pathogens in patient rooms or in medical devices. And while many hospitals and healthcare institutions use ATP-based swab tests to assess and verify cleaning procedures, testing for ATP alone isn’t enough. In fact, ATP can degrade on surfaces, reducing the amount of ATP available for detection causing conventional ATP tests to miss contamination and produce false negative results.
But now infection control professionals have an alternative tool available to provide a clearer picture. Offering higher sensitivity and better detection of residue than conventional ATP tests, Kikkoman A3 technology uses advanced chemistry to detect ATP and its degradation products - ADP+AMP - to guide and assure better sanitation outcomes and support a more effective environmental hygiene program that reduces the frequency of HAI and the presence and growth of nosocomial pathogens.