Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria: Comparison of Manual and Automated Diagnostic Tests
Parasitemia (P. falciparum and P. vivax) associated abnormalities in Sysmex XE2100 channels compared with normal sample at the top. (a) DIFF channel: the blue arrow indicates abnormal events depicting pseudoeosinophilia and graying of neutrophil cluster and double neutrophil and eosinophil populations; (b) WBC/BASO channel: yellow box shows parasite containing ghost RBCs; (c) IMI channel: comparatively more immature cells in area below yellow line in malaria positive cases; and (d) RET- EXT channel: presence of cluster of abnormal cells in any of the sectors extending vertically down and moving horizontally towards the -axis.
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