New objective blood test could diagnose autism in children

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But the new test could reveal another cause of ASD, according to scientists.

So far, the study only analyzed children from age of 5 - 12 years old - the applicability of the test in younger age groups remains to be assessed in future research.

Using an algorithm to sift through the data, the team said their results were better than any method now available to detect ASD, being up to about 90 percent accurate. Since proteins in blood plasma can be damaged by two processes, oxidation and glycation, and the researchers developed tests that can detect that damage.

Their study included a group of children with, and without, Autism.

Autism is a mental condition that affects behaviour, particularly social interaction but it is hard to diagnosed before the age of two.

Scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. Researchers led by a team at the University of Warwick, however, have identified the basis for what they describe as a test that flags the "fingerprints" of ASD much earlier than traditional methods. The team believes the tests to be the first of their kind, and hope that they could help improve early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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The researchers hope these findings could lead to an earlier diagnosis of the condition.

In the USA, more than 3.5 million individuals live with ASD, as indicated by Autism Society and this cutoff points 35 percent of youthful grown-ups with the turmoil from having an occupation or proceeding with their instruction after secondary school.

It is thought that genetic causes are behind one third of ASD cases, with a combination of other factors - environmental factors, mutations, and rare genetic variants - behind the rest.

Experts and other researchers expressed caution about the study saying such a test was still a long way off. Dr James Cusack, director of science at the United Kingdom autism research charity Autistica, said: "This study may give us clues about why autistic people are different but it does not provide a new method for diagnosis".

The study, distributed Monday in the diary Molecular Autism, was little and requires additionally look into on a bigger number of kids to decide whether the outcomes are indisputable.

"We have discovered that the energy of estimating harmed proteins to the cerebrum might be a reason for an improvement of autism", said Paul Thornalley, teacher in frameworks science at the University of Warwick, who co-drove the study. It is far too early for that. This study does not tell us how effectively this measure can differentiate between autism and other neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions such as ADHD and anxiety.

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