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Table 3 Detection of Plasmodium infected RBCs on the XN-31 for routine blood samples with RBC abnormalities based on XN-1000 results

From: Fast detection and quantification of Plasmodium species infected erythrocytes in a non-endemic region by using the Sysmex XN-31 analyzer

Sysmex XN-1000 Parameter (# out of 920) XN-31 Result for the detection of Plasmodium infected RBCs
Negative (% out of 920) Indeterminate (% out of 920) Positive (% out of 920)
NRBC > 10% (404) 111 (12%) 265 (29%) 28 (3%)
RET > 1.5% (699) 251 (27%) 411 (45%) 37 (4%)
RBC ABN Flag (448) 105 (11%) 313 (34%) 30 (3%)
RET ABN SCAT (251) 22 (2%) 205 (34%) 24 (3%)
Total 489 1194 119
  1. Most samples included are comprised of more than a single abnormality
  2. NRBC: nucleated red blood cell; RET: reticulocytes; WBC ABN: white blood cell abnormal; RBC ABN: red blood cell abnormal; RET ABN SCAT:reticulocyte abnormal scattergram