Following research published last year, a new paper outlines the further success of a diagnostic blood test for autism. The results could help to diagnose the condition at a younger age.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of conditions that impact the way in which an individual interacts with the world.
Though every case is different, symptoms can include repetitive behaviors, tics, anxiety, and learning difficulties.
There are many questions about ASD that are still unanswered.
For instance, we still don’t understand exactly why it occurs, and there is no cure.
However, the earlier ASD is picked up, the better the outcome tends to be. But, because clinical observation is the only way to diagnose ASD, it is only possible once the child is around 4 years old.
The hunt for diagnostics
Source: Autism blood test: One step closer : Medical News Today