Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of South Australia, have suggested that their study could ultimately lead to a simple urine test to determine whether or not a young child has autism, ScienceDaily reports.
Pointing out that there are unique bio-chemical differences between the urine of autistic children and those of normal ones. This is rooted to the fact that autistic children suffer are also known to suffer from gastrointestinal disorders and they have a different makeup of bacteria in their guts from non-autistic people, the report adds.
So by looking at the by-products of gut bacteria and the metabolic processes of a child’s body in the urine, identifying whether he is afflicted with autism or not would be much easier as compared to lengthy and complicated processes in use today.
Once the urine test for detecting autism is developed and becomes commercially available, treatment and management of autism would be greatly enhanced as detection could be made much, much earlier in the child’s life.