Note: A photo of cryoprecipitate with particulate matter is not available. If you see a component with an unusual or atypical appearance, please take a photo (higher resolution is preferred) and share it with us so it may be considered for inclusion in the Visual Inspection Tool. Photos will be credited and only used with permission.
Particulate matter, as opposed to foreign objects, can be the result of blood collection and/or component manufacturing processes. Composed of platelets, white blood cells, RBCs, and/or fibrin, particulate matter may increase during storage of a plasma unit. There are several categories of particulate matter that may be found within a cryoprecipitate unit:
Particulate matter may appear as white and opaque masses that do not dissipate with gentle manipulation.