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Table 1 Sets of samples used in screening for ESBL-E and VRE

From: Screening and contact precautions – A survey on infection control measures for multidrug-resistant bacteria in German university hospitals

Combination of samples ESBL-E screening - no. of hospitals (N = 5) VRE screening - no. of hospitals (N = 6)
Only rectal swab 2 2
Only rectal swab or stool sample 2 1
Only perianal swab 0 1
Perianal swab and stool sample 0 1
Rectal swab, throat swab and urine 1 0
Rectal swab and urine 0 1
  1. ESBL-E extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae, VRE vancomycin-resistant Enterococci