Table 2

ANC correlation in samples from patients with haematological malignancies

Haematological malignancy typeTotal cases, %ANC confirmed by smear review, %Manual differential performed, %Automated and manual differential correlation characteristics
R2Slope
Lymphoma196 (34)35 (6)161 (28)0.970.85
Leukaemia189 (33)18 (3)171 (30)0.950.99
Plasma cell dyscrasia*59 (10)21 (3)38 (6)0.970.84
BMT56 (10)15 (3)41 (7)0.970.85
MDS38 (6)13 (2)25 (4)0.990.89
MPN25 (4)6 (1)19 (3)0.990.94
Non-malignant haematological disorders7 (1)0 (0)7 (100)0.980.88
  • *Plasma cell dyscrasias include multiple myeloma and plasmacytoma.

  • ANC, absolute neutrophil count; BMT, bone marrow transplant; MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome; MPN, myeloproliferative neoplasm.