Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year
[Source: Disability Scoop]
A company that says its findings will “revolutionize” the way autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed and treated is getting a boost from a scientific publication.
Research conducted by Madison-based NeuroPointDX in collaboration with the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis shows subtle differences in blood can identify some children as young as 18 months with autism spectrum disorder.
The findings were published Thursday in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Biological Psychiatry, for the first time, and a blood test for autism is expected to be available before the end of the year, NeuroPointDX CEO Elizabeth Donley said.
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