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TableĀ 1 Comparison of a standard optical microscope and VSG-based flow cytometer for enumeration and identification of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes

From: A simple monochromatic flow cytometric assay for assessment of intraerythrocytic development of Plasmodium falciparum

Ring-form predominant cultureEnumerated value of parasitized erythrocyte
MicroscopeVSG-based flow cytometer
MeanSDCV (%)MeanSDCV (%)
Ring-forms11.52.320.410.43.735.4
Trophozoites0.10.1141.41.71.691.5
Schizonts0.80.453.00.50.352.1
All stages12.32.721.812.51.814.1
Trophozoite predominant cultureEnumerated value of parasitized erythrocyte
MicroscopeVSG-based flow cytometer
MeanSDCV (%)MeanSDCV (%)
Ring-forms1.11.5141.42.70.28.0
Trophozoites8.50.33.34.40.49.6
Schizonts0.40.5141.40.10.0460.6
All stages9.91.717.17.10.79.5