Are Any Autism Biomarkers Known?
Some of the potential ASD biomarkers investigated are:
- Decreased brain activity in response to pictures of happy faces
- Abnormal readings in an EEG at 6-12 months of age
- Negative assessment of specific odors
- Abnormal concentration of metabolic proteins in the blood
- Abnormal concentration of cytokines (proteins required by the immune system) in the blood.
- Accelerated brain growth in infants