Autistic Spectrum test

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A spit test is poised to become a quicker, more efficient way to diagnose children with autism spectrum disorder, potentially leading to earlier medical and behavioral interventions, revealed a new study published in the journal Autism Research.

“Researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh have published the first study to show that children with autism spectrum disorder have differences in protein levels in their saliva when compared to typically developing children, ” according to an article on the study in Psych Central.

“…Currently, an autism diagnosis is determined from behavioral observations that span several years as a biological test does not exist. Development of a biological test could aid in earlier diagnosis, helping to direct people with autism to interventions.”

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