A patient with hypertriglyceridemia has been ordered to undergo plasmapheresis. Which of the following information is true regarding this procedure? Select all that apply.

 

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- Plasmapheresis removes plasma from the cellular component of blood

- A centrifuge is used for plasmapheresis

- Plasmapheresis may be used to remove toxins and clotting factors from circulation

- The process is also called therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)

- Plasmapheresis is used for autoimmune diseases to remove certain antibodies

Rationale

All answers are correct. Plasmapheresis describes a process that involves separating plasma from blood cells. The process is somewhat similar to hemodialysis and may be used to remove such elements as toxins, clotting factors, or triglycerides from a patient’s circulation. It is also known as therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE).

References:
Plasmapheresis. (2017, July 19). Retrieved March 30, 2018, from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1895577-overview
Understanding Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE). (n.d.). Retrieved March 30, 2018, from https://www.saintlukeskc.org/health-library/understanding-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-tpe

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