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A blood test could be the key for earlier detection of Autism

Scientists in America say they have developed a blood test capable of diagnosing autism in toddlers earlier.  

The average ago for diagnosis is four years old, however it can be detected as early as 18 months.

Juergen Hahn, lead researcher from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, says the test has had a 96% success rate. 

‘Currently there aren’t any tests on the market,’ Mr. Hahn told 3AW Breakfast. 

‘This is the first time we’ve shown such a thing is possible.’

 The early diagnosis from the blood test is followed by applied behavioural, physical and occupational therapy.

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