PLASMA, FROZEN

Synonym

FP - FFP

Includes

ABO type

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Coagulation studies should be done before FP is electively ordered. Patient should have patient identification wristband for checking against component container label before adminitstration. See SHS Blood Administration policy.

Testing Information

Reported

Allow a minimum of 30 minutes for thawing.

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Blood Product

Description

Plasma plus anticoagulant frozen within 24 hours of collection. Contains plasma proteins including all coagulation factors. Volume is printed on product bag.

Patient Preparation

Coagulation studies should be done before FP is electively ordered. Patient should have patient identification wristband for checking against component container label before adminitstration. See SHS Blood Administration policy.

Storage

Frozen at <-18°C. Thawed product stored at 1-6°C.

Expiration

Frozen: 1 year Thawed: 24 hours

Reported

Allow a minimum of 30 minutes for thawing.

Comment

FP must be ABO compatible. Rh compatibility not required. Crossmatch not necessary

Use

Correction of INR >1.5, PTT >60 seconds. Bleeding related to coagulation factor deficiencies where specific concentrates are not available or are contraindicated.

Limitations

Coagulopathies are usually better corrected with specific therapy, such as AHF for hemophilia. Volume overload can be problematic. Not to be used solely for volume expansion.

Dosage

Hemostatic dose 10 mL/kg. Usual adult dose for INR >1.5 is 2 units FP. If INR is >2 consider 4 units FP. Usual pediatric dose is 10 - 20 mL/kg for INR >1.5.

Administration

Transfuse 5-10 mL/minute or as patient tolerates. Must be administered with filter.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:25 AM