Novel blood test detects autism in children, which has been just designed a team of scientists from the University of Warwick. The team believes that this international research is first of its kind, which has conducted the most unique blood and urine test that detects damage in proteins.


The test is expected to diagnose the early stage of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) as well as the more developed stages could be treated appropriately much earlier in children. ADS has major impacts on the way of communication and social interaction of the person, showing symptoms such as repetitive or compulsive behavior, disturbances, anxiety, hyperactivity and difficulties in grasping new environments.

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Because of a range of risk factors like environment and human genes, the complicated neurological condition known as Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) causes. 30 to 35 per cent of ASD cases are found to have genetic reasons, while 65 to 70 per cent of cases are supposed to be linked to the condition of multiple mutations, unusual genetic variants  and environmental factors.

Naila Rabbani, leading author of the published study and biologist from the University of Warwick in United Kingdom said in a statement that, “Our test is expected to improve the accuracy of ASD diagnosis from 60–70 percent currently achieved by experts in neurological disorders to approximately 90 percent accuracy and potentially offered at all well-equipped hospitals with or without high level expertise in neurological disorders.”