LIFE 18™ – TPE complete treatment set

Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) facilitates the unselective removal of pathogenic substances from the patient’s plasma. Such pathogens include paraproteins, autoantibodies, immune complexes, protein-bound toxins, and mediators of inflammation.
During TPE the plasma is separated from cellular blood components by the LIFE 18™ – disk separator. The plasma is discarded and replaced by substitution solutions. Usually, 1–1.5 times the patient’s plasma volume is exchanged in a session.


Sets are neither procedure packs nor convenience kits and are not CE-marked. Here, the term “set” simply denotes a single order number which, when used, will automatically generate a picking and shipping list of separately packed CE-marked devices for delivery to the customer. Sets are not contained in a common transport container and are not labeled as such.


TPE is indicated when pathogenic substances have to be eliminated from the plasma of patients. Typical indications are different autoimmune disorders, hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis, cryoglobulinemia, paraproteinemia, or sepsis. In some indications the substitution of missing plasma proteins is part of the procedure, e.g., in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).
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