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Table 2 Bacterial flora of the culture-positive rinse samples obtained from the biopsy channels of gastroscopes and colonoscopes after reprocessing

From: Surveillance cultures of samples obtained from biopsy channels and automated endoscope reprocessors after high-level disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes

Category Single species No. (%) Multiple species No. (%)
Gastroscope, n = 32 30 (93.75) 2 (6.25)
Colonoscope, n = 25 21 (84.0) 4 (16.0)
Total, n = 57 51 (89.5) 6 (10.5)