What is the role of metabolic tests in the workup of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: James Robert Brasic, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Several metabolic abnormalities have been identified in investigations of people with autism. However, biologic markers for autism do not yet exist. No blood studies are recommended for the routine assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder.


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