News By/Courtesy: Khushboo Pareek | 04 Oct 2018 11:10am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A landmark in Discovery for the generations to come has revealed that a new type of blood test can predict the possibility of child born with autism during pregnancy.
  • The results vary for a women who previously has given birth to a child with autism can have a next born diagnosed with autism falls under the probability of 18.7 %.
  • The results appearing in a Journal found that though it was not possible to determine whether a child will be diagnosed with Autism before the age of three,

In what can be categorized as a landmark in Discovery for the generations to come, it has been found that a new type of blood test has been recently discovered by the researchers which can be used to predict the possibility of child born with autism during pregnancy. Reportedly, the test predict the possibility of having a child diagnosed with Autism with 90% accuracy.

The results vary for a women who previously has given birth to a child with autism can have a next born diagnosed with autism falls under the probability of 18.7 % whereas for a women who has given birth to a child with no symptoms of autism falls under the probability of approximately 1.7 %. In the study, led by Juergen Hahn, Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, metabolites of the folate-dependent transmethylation and transsulfuration biochemical pathways of pregnant mothers were measured to determine whether or not the risk of having a child with autism could be predicted by her metabolic profile. During the research, the pregnant women who have given birth to child diagnosed with Autism were separated from mothers having a child with no symptoms of autism.

The results appearing in a Journal found that though it was not possible to determine whether a child will be diagnosed with Autism before the age of three, but they did found that there was some difference in the plasma results if both the groups which can be used to determine the probability of having a child with Autism. These differences in the plasma can be used to determine the potential risk of having a child with Autism.

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 04 Oct 2018 11:14am IST


Tags : #Dicovery #Autism #Babies #BloodTest #Birth

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