We report a higher prevalence of blaKPC in patient room sink drains located next to toilets (87.0%) when compared with sink drains located farther away from toilets (21.7%) using direct polymerase chain reaction assay. However, culture methods were only able to recover blaKPC-positive isolates from 16% of polymerase chain reaction–positive drains.
- Carbapenem-resistant organisms
- Sink drains
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