Table 2

P-values obtained after applying Kruskal-Wallis post-hoc tests after Dunn by applying Bonferroni type-adjustment

RankFeature (type)RL vs. LymphoblastsRL vs. MyeloblastsLymphoblasts vs. MyeloblastsPathol Prom vs. MyeloblastsMyeloblasts vs. Monoblasts
1 Kurtosis of the green–red of the cell (colour)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001NS<0.0001
2 Area of the nucleus (geometric)<0.0001NS<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
3 Area of the cell (geometric)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
4 Correlation of the blue of the cell (texture)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001NS<0.0001
5 Mean of the blue of the nucleus (colour)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
6 Energy of the yellow of the cell (colour)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
7 Cluster shade of the blue–purple of the cell (texture)<0.0001<0.00010.00210.0428<0.0001
8 Skewness of the green red of the cell (colour)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
9 Nucleus/Cell ratio (geometric)<0.0001<0.0001<0.00010.026<0.0001
10 Energy of the magenta of the cell (colour)<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001<0.0001
  • Multiple comparisons of the quantitative values from the 10 most relevant features corresponding to five pairs of cell subsets are shown, in which their recognition in peripheral blood smears by morphology usually is difficult. P<0.05 was considered significant.

  • . NS, non-significant; Pathol Prom, pathological promyelocyte; RL, reactive lymphocyte.