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Clinical

Who are we?
Our virtual Chronic COVID Treatment Center is led by the research of virologist and immunologist, Dr. Bruce Patterson, CEO of IncellDX and supported clinically by Drs. Ram Yogendra and Purvi Parikh. Along with our team, we are building a national network of physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical providers to provide a holistic and clinical approach to treatment.
What is Chronic COVID and who are “long haulers”?
COVID-19 symptoms can last weeks and months in some patients who are now referred to as “long haulers” or “chronic COVID”.
Is there a medical definition for Chronic COVID-19?
According to the British Medical Journal, post-acute COVID-19 or “long COVID” is defined as symptoms 3 weeks after the initial onset of symptoms. Chronic COVID-19 are symptoms extending 12 weeks from the initial onset of first symptoms.
How many COVID-19 patients become long haulers?
Research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates 10-30% of COVID-19 patients become long haulers.
What are some common symptoms of chronic COVID-19/ long haulers?
Coughing and shortness of breath, debilitating fatigue, malaise and lethargy, cardiac dysrhythmias, insomnia, joint pain, headaches, brain fog, memory and concentration problems, neuropathic pain, GI discomfort including diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
Why do long haulers continue to experience these long-term symptoms?
One common theory is that there is viral persistence, inactivated viral fragments, or reactivation of a latent virus. While research is still ongoing to make any conclusive statements, we do believe that the etiology is an immune state caused by pro-inflammatory cytokines.
What are cytokines?
Using IncellDx’s patented kit, we are measuring immune markers and cytokines. Cytokines are immunoregulatory proteins made by immune cells to communicate, signal and coordinate immune responses. Cytokines are produced by a broad range of cells including T-cells, B-cells, macrophages, and endothelial cells and play an important role in the regulation of the immune system. However, in certain conditions and pathologies, elevated cytokines can contribute to hyperinflammatory states, which we believe is the underlying cause behind chronic COVID-19.
Are there any medications or therapies that are working?
While there is anecdotal evidence and reports that there are some medications alleviating symptoms, we are still investigating and researching, and cannot make any conclusive statements yet.
Are there any studies on chronic COVID-19?
There are currently very few studies on chronic COVID-19, but we believe the tide is slowly turning in the medical community as more research and focus is now coming to light. We are supporting our clinical approach through research papers we have submitted on this subject.

Lab

How can I sign up for your virtual clinic and get more information?
You can sign up through a portal on the landing page and receive a logistics and protocol sheet. The labs will contact you on how to receive the kit and get your blood work to them for analysis.
How does this test differ from that lab tests my doctor could order? (Some saying it would be easier to just get it done through their doctor, at nearby facility and have insurance take care of it)
There is no assay like the IncellDx Assay, incellKINE. Other labs offer a few of the cytokines in our panel, but they are done individually. Ours was tailored to COVID and long haulers based on our bioinformatics. This is the only panel developed using an algorithm established on a large, long-hauler patient population. If other labs are getting reimbursement there is no reason why payers wouldn’t cover our test and we will discuss the
How long will it take me to receive my results?
Initially, the lab is quoting 2-3 weeks from receipt of sample for results because of the backlog. They plan to process the samples faster over time as they get all systems in place and start to receive back the kits they are shipping out. The goal is to get the turnaround to 1-2 weeks by the first of May.
Is the test and its research “peer reviewed” or validated in any way?
There is an article and a pre-print of our paper (based on clinical research IncellDx did over 8 months) on the website: www.covidlonghaulers.com under the Resources Icon. The article is entitled “SARS-CoV- 2 Viral mRNA Shedding for More Than 87 Days in an Individual with an Impaired CD8+ T Cell Response” done at Washington University, St. Louis MO and the pre-print (soon to be published) IncellDx paper entitled” Immune-Based Prediction of COVID-19 Severity and Chronicity Decoded Using Machine Learning”.
What does IncellDx test for and what does it mean for my care?
There is an article and a pre-print of our paper (based on clinical research IncellDx did over 8 months) on the website: www.covidlonghaulers.com under the Useful Articles Section. The article is entitled “SARS-CoV- 2 Viral mRNA Shedding for More Than 87 Days in an Individual with an Impaired CD8+ T Cell Response” done at Washington University, St. Louis MO and the pre-print (soon to be published) IncellDx paper entitled” Immune-Based Prediction of COVID-19 Severity and Chronicity Decoded Using Machine Learning”.
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