Make: PCE Instruments

Country of Origin: UK


PCE-ATP 1 is an ATP meter, tester, lumitester or luminometer used for surface testing. This luminometer allows for quick and easy first-generation adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing and monitoring to ensure proper cleanliness, sterilization and sanitization. PCE-ATP 1 is an ATP tester that can be used for cleanliness control and documentation in many different applications.

Basic operation
Use PCE-ATP SWAB (sold separately - see accessories) to take a sample of the surface to be tested. Press the swab all the way down into the tube, so the swab comes into contact with the reaction liquid and reagent. Gently shake the tube to ensure the sample is fully covered. Insert the whole test tube into the measuring chamber of the PCE-ATP 1 testing device. After 10 seconds, the measurement results are shown in relative light units (RLUs) on the device display.

- Offers a measurement range of 0 ... 999,999 relative light units (RLUs)
- Stores up to 10,000 date- and time-stamped data records to internal memory
- Enables rapid detection of microbial residue
- Displays accurate measurement results on large LCD screen after just 10 seconds
- Performs quantitative determination of intracellular and extracellular ATP
- Features autocalibration and multiple user functionality
- Provides connectivity via USB and Bluetooth interfaces
- Includes PC software for analysis

Note: Swabs (PCE-ATP SWAB) sold separately. See accessories tab for details.


Delivery Scope: 

1 x PCE-ATP 1 Surface testing - ATP meter
1 x 3.7V / 2300-mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
1 x USB cable
1 x USB charger
1 x Hand strap
1 x PC software
1 x User manual


Detection method

Analog integration by photodiodes

Data output

Relative light units (RLUs)

Background interference

± 5 RLUs

Measurement width

0 ... 999,999 RLUs

Measuring time

10 seconds


3.5 " graphic LCD




10,000 measurement records


Automatic cleanliness testing before each use

Environmental conditions

+5 ... + 40 ° C / 41 ... 104 ° F, 20 ... 80% rh

Storage conditions

-10 ... +40 ° C / 14 ... 104 ° F, max. 60% rh

Voltage supply

3.7 V / 2300 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery

Battery life

Operating: 10 hours
Standby: 600 hours


189 x 70 x 35 mm / 7.44 x 2.7 x 1.3 "


280 g / 0.62 lb

Luminometer / PCE-ATP 1 Surface testing - ATP meter