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Table 3 Blood cell parameters and suspect flags between control group and malaria groups in BC-6800 analyzer

From: Infected RBC flag/parameter provided by Mindray BC-6800 haematology analyzer aid the diagnosis of malaria

Parameters Control group (n = 64) Malaria group (n = 117) p 1 p 2
P. vivax (n = 96) P. falciparum (n = 21)
WBC [DIFF] count (× 109/L) 6.94 (2.75 to 22.65) 6.46 (2.13 to 21.0) 6.14 (2.55 to 12.44) 0.04 0.03
WBC [BASO] count (× 109/L) 6.90 (2.74 to 22.84) 5.42 (1.06 to 11.31) 5.70 (2.29 to 9.76) 0.02 0.03
WBC [DIFF]–WBC [BASO] (× 109/L) 0.04 (− 5.8 to 16.12) 1.75 (− 0.37 to 1.6) 0.5 (− 0.67 to 2.06) 0.01 0.01
RBC (1012/L) 4.93 (3.13 to 7.06) 4.66 (1.64 to 6.82) 4.54 (2.49 to 6.53) 0.72 0.68
HGB (g/L) 136.78 (97 to 208) 128.54 (52 to 209) 125.15 (62 to 165) 0.83 0.81
RDW-CV (%) 13.45 (11.8 to 17.3) 14.55(11.2 to 32.4) 14.55 (12 to 18.2) 0.66 0.66
RET (%) 0.98 (0.33 to 2.67) 1.53 (0.43 to 12.47) 2.01 (0.52 to 7.58) 0.01 0.01
IRF (%) 4.44 (0 to 17.5) 9.90 (0.9 to 24.2) 6.80 (0.9 to 25.1) 0.01 0.02
LFR (%) 95.56 (82.5 to 100) 90.10 (56.1 to 99.1) 93.21 (74.9 to 99.1) 0.04 0.06
MFR (%) 4.28 (0 to 13.4) 8.11 (0.9 to 24.2) 6.23 (0.9 to 19.3) 0.03 0.04
HFR (%) 0.16 (0 to 4.2) 1.79 (0 to 22.1) 0.57 (0 to 5.8) 0.01 0.02
Anaemia (%) 11 (17.18%) 27 (28.13%) 6 (28.57%) 0.03 0.03
PLT count (× 1010/L) 193 (62 to 355) 108 (8 to 289) 149 (53 to 323) 0.01 0.03
Malaria flag/parameters
 InR flag 0 85 (88.5%) 5 (23.80%) 0.01 0.01
 InR#
 InR‰
  1. P1, the P value compared P. vivax group to control group; P2, the P value compared P. falciparum group to control group; InR, parasite infected red blood cell; InR#, the number of infected red blood cell; InR‰, the permillage of infected red blood cell. RBC, red blood cell; HGB, haemoglobin; RDW, red blood cell volume distribution width; RET, reticulocyte; IRF, immature reticulocyte fraction; LFR, low fluorescence ratio; MFR, middle fluorescence ratio; HFR, high fluorescence ratio; PLT, platelet count; InR, parasite infected red blood cell; InR#, the number of infected red blood cell; InR‰, the permillage of infected red blood cell