Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

Blood and urine test for autism could enable earlier diagnosis, scientists say

(CNN)UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests. The tests look for damage to certain proteins, shown to be higher in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The team from the University of Warwick and University of Bologna tested 38 children with autism and 31 healthy children, age 5 to 12. They looked for differences in samples of blood and urine between the two groups. When looking at plasma in the blood, the children with autism had greater protein...

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