It contains most clotting factors in similar amounts to fresh frozen plasma but is deficient in Factor VIII, fibrinogen, von Willebrand Factor (the high molecular weight multimers are more thoroughly removed than the smaller multimers), Factor XIII and fibronectin.
Cryodepleted plasma can be stored for 12 months at –25˚ C or below.
Typical unit content and specifications
Information is based on the typical unit content (mean ± 1 SD) from Blood Service data (1 January to 31 December 2016 inclusive) and acceptable specification limits (in parentheses).
Cryodepleted plasma derived from whole blood and apheresis is available in all ABO groups.
There is no modification available for cryodepleted plasma.