Recreational athletes as well as participants in organized and professional sports are prone to fungal, viral and bacterial skin infections. Sweat, abrasion and direct or indirect contact with the lesions and secretions of others combine to make every athlete’s skin vulnerable to a host of problems. While MRSA may be the most serious skin infection, athlete’s foot, jock itch, boils, impetigo, herpes simplex and ringworm, among others, are not exactly fun or attractive.

The environments in which these athletes compete, practice, train and receive therapy for injuries, provide multiple opportunities for the transmission of infectious organisms so how do you do your part to prevent future outbreaks?  ATP biostrategies offers risk assessments along with a variety of solutions to validate and improve your current cleaning programs.  Because Infectious diseases commonly disrupt both an individual athlete's participation in sports and a team's ability to perform, we know the importance of being proactive when it comes to the health and well-being of your athletes and customers.  We can help you do your part in providing a cleaner, healthier and safer environment. 


What is atp testing?

Adenosine Triphosphate, or ATP, is the energy molecule found in and around all living cells, making it a perfect indicator when trying to determine if a surface is clean or dirty.  The amount of ATP present on the surfaces tested can then be quantified by the amount of light emitted during the enzymatic reaction (relative light units, RLU).   If the ATP detection device discovers contamination, the surface can be re-cleaned immediately and retested. The rapid nature of these devices combined with their ability to detect a wide range of common public area contaminants make them a very effective way of validating your cleaning procedures.