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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents as a perplexing neurodevelopmental condition marked by difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Though the precise origins of ASD are not fully understood, studies indicate a substantial genetic influence. Comprehending the genetic foundation of ASD holds immense importance for precise diagnosis, tailored care plans, and informed family planning. Genetic analysis is integral in decoding ASD complexities, distinguishing between syndromic and non-syndromic factors, and steering toward more efficient therapies.

 

Syndromic vs. Non-syndromic Causes of ASD

ASD can be categorized into two main groups based on associated clinical features: syndromic and non-syndromic ASD.

 

Syndromic ASD:

Syndromic ASD refers to cases where autism occurs in conjunction with other recognizable medical conditions or genetic syndromes. These syndromes often have specific genetic abnormalities or chromosomal anomalies associated with them. Examples include Fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, and Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Syndromic ASD accounts for a minority of ASD cases but highlights the diverse genetic landscape underlying autism.

 

Non-syndromic ASD:

Non-syndromic ASD, on the other hand, describes cases where autism is the primary diagnosis without accompanying medical conditions or recognizable genetic syndromes. Non-syndromic ASD is thought to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors, with genetics playing a predominant role. Unlike syndromic ASD, non-syndromic cases present a greater challenge in pinpointing specific genetic causes due to their diversity.

 

The Importance of Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is instrumental in identifying the underlying genetic factors contributing to ASD and plays a pivotal role in unraveling the complexities of ASD, distinguishing between syndromic and non-syndromic causes, and guiding personalized interventions. By leveraging genetic insights, we can enhance diagnostic accuracy, tailor treatment approaches, and empower families affected by ASD. Embracing genetic testing is a crucial step towards advancing our understanding and management of autism spectrum disorders.

 

Introducing Quadrant Laboratories’ ASD/ID Gene Panel

At Quadrant Laboratories, we understand the importance of genetic testing in ASD diagnosis and management. Our ASD/ID Gene Panel is specifically designed to aid clinicians in identifying genetic factors associated with autism and intellectual disabilities. With a comprehensive analysis of more than 285 genes associated with ASD, encompassing over 160 syndromes and associated conditions, our panel provides a comprehensive genetic assessment to inform clinical decision-making.

 

Simple and Convenient 

The beauty of this test lies in its simplicity and convenience for your patients. We deliver a saliva-based collection kit straight to their doorstep, equipped with all the necessary supplies for easy shipping to our lab.

 

We’ve streamlined the process for healthcare providers too! Simply request genetic testing through your EMR system or fill out our test requisition form and fax it to 315-666-1379. Our genetic test coordinators will handle the rest. It typically takes about 4-6 weeks to process the results once they reach our lab.

 

Upon completion, we send the results directly to the ordering provider. Additionally, if required, we offer access to genetic counselors who can review the results and provide guidance on the recommended next steps for the patient.

 

Order Today

Learn more about the Quadrant Laboratories’ ASD/ID Gene Panel today at www.quadrantlaboratories.com and take a step towards personalized care for individuals with ASD.

 

Click here to complete our test requisition form!

 

Fax through your EMR to 315-666-1379 

 

Questions? 

Email us at [email protected]

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