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  • Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)

    Test Name:Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
    Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
    CPT Code:86927  
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole blood, 5.0 mL; not required if patient's blood type is known
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 30 - 45 minutes for thawing and preparation
    Collection Information:A PT/APTT should be performed for patient prior to ordering FFP, and results recorded on Transfusion Service Requisition form. Repeat PT and APTT after transfusion is recommended. An ABO/Rh is also required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. All specimens drawn as outpatients will be for informational purposes only not for transfusion.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, failure to provide a properly completed Transfusion Requisition Form and a Blood Infusion Form.
    Reference Range:NA  
    Additional Information:FFP is thawed at 37° C and is then stored at 1 - 6° C until it is transfused. Transfuse preferably within six hours of thawing, but no longer than 24 hours. The product can not be thawed and refrozen. Patient is charged if the product is thawed and not transfused.
     Indications for Use: Treatment of coagulation factor deficiencies for which specific concentrates are not available. May be indicated during massive transfusions of red blood cells as source of stable and labile coagulation factors.
     ** All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**