Plasma, fresh-frozen means the supernatant plasma separated from a whole blood donation or plasma collected by apheresis, frozen and stored.
The patient should be transfused with whole blood or plasma.
This treatment may be infusion with saline or plasma or a transfusion of whole blood.
Plasmapheresis-a process where whole blood is removed from the body, processed through a filtering system, and then returned to the body-may be used to filter phytanic acid from the blood.
The test is usually performed using a drop of whole blood obtained by finger puncture.