Can a saliva test detect autism spectrum disorder?

clarifiasd, Author at Clarifi ASD

Can a saliva test detect autism spectrum disorder?

Can a saliva test detect autism spectrum disorder?  Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that has traditionally been detected through behavioral screening. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children be screened for developmental delays and disabilities, such as autism, at regular well-child doctor visits as young as 9

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Test for Children

With autism spectrum disorder prevalence as high as 1 in 59 children in the United States, many parents are starting to recognize the signs of developmental delay and are asking the question “is my child developing at the rate they should be?”  While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening for autism be done on

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Clarifi Autism Test: Ask a Scientist

Clarifi, an autism saliva test, is about to launch in the United States. This brand new autism saliva test could impact the way autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed going forward, as it is the first objective, molecular test that can aid the diagnosis of ASD.  But why is this so important? Up until now, tests

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Autism Awareness Day with the Syracuse Mets

This past weekend, baseball fans all around Syracuse, NY were able to watch their local Mets play live, without the sensory overload. We were happy to be able to bring Autism Awareness Day back to our community, with the help of our partners at Upstate Medical University. With autistic baseball fans in mind, the game

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The Science Behind the Clarifi Autism Test

There is a brand new biological test for autism on the horizon – and it’s based on molecules scientists didn’t even know existed 20 years ago. About five years ago, researchers at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY discovered that small, little known molecules in the saliva may hold the key to diagnosing autism.  Instead

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Quadrant Biosciences Awarded Grant for Autism Research

We’re excited to share that our company, Quadrant Biosciences, has been awarded a $330,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This grant will support the next phase in our autism research.  Previously, the NIH awarded us a $2 million  Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for the refinement and commercialization of

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Quadrant Biosciences Wins New York Technology Award

We’re excited to share that our company, Quadrant Biosciences, has been recognized as the New York Technology Business of the Year for our breakthrough epigenetic research! The award, presented by the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC),  recognizes the boldest, brightest, and best small companies in New York State. Although Quadrant is a

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is finally here, which means it’s time to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!   World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2nd every year. This year will mark it’s 12th anniversary since being proposed in 2007. The goal of the day is to “take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout

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Can Identifying Autism Earlier Cost Less in the Long-Term?

Currently 1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). This condition is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by difficulties in behavior, social interaction, communication, and sensory sensitivities. Now, current research indicates that early intervention leads to better outcomes for the child. However, diagnosis can take more than

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Bacteria Within a Child’s Mouth Could Help Identify Autism

Bacteria Within a Child’s Mouth Could Help Identify Autism New research has recently emerged that “changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism.”[1]  This technology is being developed into a saliva test which will aid clinicians in autism diagnosis. Previous research has established the presence of a disrupted gut-brain

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