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Table 3 Structural and compositional parameters of non-infected healthy RBCs and control IRBCs obtained through interpretation of measured UV-visible-NIR spectra

From: Spectrophotometric detection of susceptibility to anti-malarial drugs

Parameter Non-infected RBCs   IRBCs  
10-11 hrs 15-17 hrs 22 hrs
RBC volume (μm3) 83.1 ± 0.7 85.6 ± 1.0 87.8 ± 1.4 99.6 ± 1.8
RBC length (μm) 8.45 ± 0.03 8.45 ± 0.03 8.26 ± 0.05 7.95 ± 0.06
RBC width (μm) 2.22 ± 0.02 2.29 ± 0.02 2.47 ± 0.06 2.98 ± 0.08
MCHC (g ml-1) 30.4 ± 0.5 32.0 ± 0.0 28.3 ± 0.6 24.0 ± 0.1
MCH (pg cell-1) 25.5 ± 0.6 21.6 ± 1.0 20.0 ± 0.7 18.2 ± 0.5
MCHI (pg cell-1) - 25.7 ± 0.6 25.1 ± 0.6 25.7 ± 0.7
  1. MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration,
  2. MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin amount per cell,
  3. MCHCI estimated initial MCH of IRBCs.