New test for detecting autism in children developed by scientists from the University of Warwick
New test for detecting autism in children developed by scientists from the University of Warwick

A new promising test for detecting autism was developed recently at the University of Warwick. The test screens blood and urine samples for abnormal protein levels. It can detect two categories of proteins, both associated with autism: the oxidation marker dityrosine and advanced glycation endproducts. The results need to be confirmed by follow-up studies. If successful, the new test could be used for early detection of autism, assessment of treatment efficacy and to evaluate the progress of the disorder.

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Scientific publication: Molecular Autism