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Success of blood test for autism affirmed
2018-06-21T16:15:08.8906017Z - / Hacker News
June 19, 2018Success of blood test for autism affirmedFirst physiological test for autism proves high accuracy in second trialOne year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum. A physiological test that supports a clinician’s diagnostic process has the potential to lower the age at which children are diagnosed, leading to earlier treatment. “We looked at groups of children with ASD independent from our previous study and had similar success. When the predictive algorithm was applied to each individual, it correctly predicted autism with 88 percent accuracy. Research at Rensselaer addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges—from energy security and sustainable development to biotechnology and human health.

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