|PCR/Electron spray ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (PCR/ESI-TOF-MS) versus traditional clinical microbiology (TCM) for detection of pathogens of potential clinical relevance on healthcare worker hands/personal protective equipment and high-use surfaces (n = 158)|
|PCR/ESI-TOF-MS # sites with at least one organism recovered (%)||TCM # sites with at least one organism recovered (%)||p value|
|Any potentially clinically relevant organism*||Including streptococci||123 (77.8)||20 (12.7)||<0.01|
|Not including streptococci||94 (59.4)||19 (12.8)||<0.01|
|Six most common bacteria recovered from clinical cultures**||58 (36.7%)||16 (10.1)||<0.01|
*S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., Pseudomonas spp., Acinetobacter spp., Aerobic gram-negative rods (see Figure 1), Candida spp., E. coli, Enterococcus spp., and Haemophilus influenzae.
**S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., Pseudomonas spp., Acinetobacter spp., and E. coli.
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Yun et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:252 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-252