What is apheresis therapy: therapeutic plasma exchange?

Also known as: therapeutic plasma exchange, TPE, plasma exchange, cytapheresis, plasmapheresis.

Apheresis therapy: therapeutic plasma exchange is a medical procedure that’s used to remove certain blood components when problems exist. Therapeutic plasma exchange involves removing problematic plasma from the blood.


Reviewed by: Balagangadhar Totapally, MD

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