Biomarker for Autism May Be On the Horizon

Biomarker for Autism May Be On the Horizon

By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 26, 2012

Currently, physicians and medical scientists diagnose a child as possessing an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by observing behavior patterns over the child’s first three years of life. New research from a Swedish University suggests advanced mass spectrometry can provide a rapid, inexpensive diagnostic method for ASD.

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