Table 1

PCR/Electron spray ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) versus traditional clinical microbiology (TCM) for detection of organisms contaminating high-use surfaces, healthcare worker hands, and personal protective equipment in a burn intensive care unit (ICU) and an orthopedic ward
Burn ICU # sites with at least one organism recovered (# organisms recovered) Orthopedic ward # sites with at least one organism recovered (# organisms recovered)
Screened PCR/ESI-TOF-MS TCM Screened PCR/ESI-TOF-MS TCM
Bedrails 9 9 (44) 7 (11) 10 10 (53) 8 (11)
Door handles 9 9 (34) 6 (7) 10 10 (48) 3 (3)
Sink faucets 9 9 (41) 7 (8) 10 10 (56) 9 (11)
IV pumps 9 8 (34) 6 (7) 10 10 (53) 5 (6)
Keyboards 9 9 (48) 9 (16) 8 8 (50) 8 (11)
Mouse 9 9 (38) 6 (8) 6 6 (35) 4 (6)
Shears 10 10 (48) 7 (8)
Hands pre-care 10 10 (39) 4 (4)
Gloves 10 10 (31) 6 (13)
Gowns 10 9 (28) 5 (6)
Hands post-care 10 10 (38) 6 (6)
Total 94 92 (375) 62 (86) 64 64 (343) 44 (56)

Total number of isolates recovered.

Yun et al.

Yun et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:252   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-252

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