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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 has been tested in the past year
Acceptable Container(s):pink top.jpgTube top is purple (lavender) or pink.
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.
 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.**