Blood Test For Autism Could Be In The Works

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For children with autism, early diagnosis and intervention makes an incredible difference. There’s been much work done to discover new ways to spot at-risk children and give them this advantage of an early diagnosis recently, and as Disability Scoop reports, a clinical trial will soon get underway to find the effectiveness of a blood test to identify autism.

The trial spans across 20 sites and will include 660 patients. It is sponsored by SynapDx, which is a laboratory services company specializing in finding a blood based test for the early detection of autism.

Experts say there’s a long road to travel before a blood test could become a trustworthy and widely-used diagnosis mechanism, but they call this a “good starting point.”

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