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ITxM Diagnostics: Therapeutic Hemapheresis

Our Therapeutic Hemapheresis department in Pittsburgh provides comprehensive procedures relevant to specialties such as:

  • Neurology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Cardiology

Our skilled team works with multiple medical facilities to treat a wide range of patient diseases, those affecting infants, geriatric patients, and everyone in between. This broad experience enables us to counsel our medical partners regarding conditions they may rarely encounter. Since we conduct 2,500 varied procedures each year, our expertise is invaluable for all of the facilities we support.

Like any true partnership, we’re there when you need us. That’s why we provide round-the-clock service to local hospitals for these comprehensive procedures:

  • Plasma exchange
  • Red cell exchange
  • Plateletpheresis
  • Leukapheresis
  • Photopheresis
  • Peripheral blood progenitor cell collection

ITxM also supports cardiology specialties with lipid absorption column testing; we are the only area clinic with this capability. LDL apheresis is performed in the Therapeutic Hemapheresis outpatient department along with:

  • Transfusions of blood products
  • Infusions of medications
  • Therapeutic phlebotomies

Our Therapeutic Hemapheresis department is staffed by a director and coordinator as well as Hemapheresis RN specialists. They are complemented by our physician team who is actively involved in protocols and stem cell collections. In addition, our physicians are available for technical and medical consultations.

Because of the volume of procedures we conduct, we rely on COBE Spectras for fast and reliable results. We further assist our partners with the ability to move equipment between sites as required.

Our Therapeutic Hemapheresis department is accredited by AABB and The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.


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