Recent Autism Test Studies Add to Promising, Yet Inconclusive Research into Psychiatric Diagnostics

Recent Autism Test Studies Add to Promising, Yet Inconclusive Research into Psychiatric Diagnostics

In two recent studies, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays have been investigated that incorporate biomarkers for environmental factors and dysfunctional cellular pathways associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The accuracy of these oftentimes complex lab tests for ASD has improved with extensive genomic research into the disorder among large groups of ASD-affected families and between ASD and neurotypical siblings. While the clinical utility of a diagnostic lab test for ASD or ASD predisposition would be unquestionably high (particularly in young children and infants), additional research and assay validation across ASD populations is necessary to secure widespread clinical acceptance and payer coverage.


The Continual Search for Biomarkers - Cancer, Cardiovascular, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Neurological Diseases

Biomarkers are a highly dynamic space within life science characterized by individual progression through discovery; validation; initial standardized applications in preclinical studies and clinical trials; and incorporation into clinically approved in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays. In addition to vertical movement, individual biomarkers can be viewed in a horizontal manner across the spectrum of applicable diseases. This spectrum of biomarker usage is encompassed in Kalorama Information’s The G...