Many parents ask about testing for Autism Spectrum Conditions and the best advice I can give to parents will follow, however, whilst your are waiting for a diagnosis, don’t let precious time slip by and focus instead on ‘Is there an underlying health challenge at the root cause of the way your child is behaving? Please see our beautiful infographic for more information.
Testing Autism Spectrum Conditions
Diagnosing an Autism Spectrum Condition can be difficult since there is NO Medical Test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Assessment is based on the child’s behaviour and development to make a diagnosis.
If you have concerns about your child, make an appointment with your GP who will refer your child for a formal assessment. When it comes to testing Autism Spectrum Conditions, there are many different tests that can be used to gather information about the biochemical stressors your child may be under which can help to detect any underlying health conditions.
The amount of testing required, whether they are accessible via your GP on the NHS or privately differs tremendously. However, this is where the ASYRA EAV health screening comes into it’s own and can provide an invaluable insight into the underlying core stressors which may contributing to your childs health, all of which I can advise you of the other physical tests which can be used to verify the biomarkers.
Is there an underlying health condition?
There are a set of tests I run energetically to get an indication of the underlying health conditions which can provide essential information as in stool, urine, blood saliva and hair analysis testing and these include:
- Overview of the major organs
- Emotional Stress
- Environmental sensitivities
- Allergies and Allergens
- Microbiol Resonances
- Food sensitivity Profile
- Metabolic-digestive profile
- Neurotransmitter & hormonal profile
- Nutritional deficiency & maintenance
- Physical Intervention Requirements
There are other more detailed tests I may run following the outcome of these tests however I find these compare best with the following physical tests:
URINE to test for:
- biochemical, metabolic, and the presence of toxins released from certain infectious bacteria and candida. The overgrowth of these organisms can cause significant neurological problems in susceptible individuals.
- abnormal and normal levels of gliadorphin (gluten peptides) and casomorphin (casein peptides) that are commonly elevated in autistic-spectrum individuals. Research has shown these chemicals have an adverse drug-like effect on the brain similar to opiate medications such as morphine.
- increased storage and tissue burden from heavy metals (ie. mercury, aluminum, nickel, cadmium, etc.) in your child’s body.
- evaluate excess or deficiency of amino acids. Amino acids are key nutrients for cellular function, enzyme pathways, and neurochemical production.
STOOL to test for:
- Gastrointestinal Pathogens, GI infections pose an ever increasing threat due to globalization and international travel parasitic infections are commonly found in all countries, not just second or third world ones. This problem is especially insidious due to the fact that the absence of GI complaints and/or symptoms does not rule out the presence of these potentially life-threatening infectious organisms. This GI Pathogen screen determines the existence of abnormal bacteria, yeast, fungus, and parasites. Eradication of these infections is vital in order to return a patient to full health.
- yeast, bacteria, parasites and markers of digestion, absorption, and inflammation.
- evaluates the level of heavy metals, ie. lead, arsenic, mercury in the stool.
BLOOD to test for:
- a complete blood count, liver enzymes, kidney function, lipid (blood fats), thyroid, anemia profiles.
- a comprehensive food sensitivity test using IgG antibodies to 90 different foods. Even if a child is on the gluten-free, casein-free diet, this test can uncover other unknown food sensitivities.
- blood levels of zinc, copper, and ceruloplasmin. Many children suffering with an autistic-spectrum disorder have imbalances in these markers which creates issues of dysfunctional body chemistry and heavy metal detoxification capacity.
- mineral levels. It is a necessary to determine the levels of these nutrients in your child’s body for heavy metal chelation.
Please note – some microbes present in the body are not present in the blood. Energetic testing has the advantage here!
is a compliment to the blood genetic profile. The blood and saliva need to be done together to make an accurate assessment.
HAIR to test for:
- for heavy metal exposure. Please note – heavy metals may be trapped within the cells and not mobilised by the body out to the hair. Energetic testing has the advantage here!
A Final Note on Testing Autism Spectrum Conditions
The body can do amazing things! Consider the symbiotic relationship of microbes, they do have a role and our immune system can do amazing things to control them. Often it can be an abnormal immune response created by our body, which can be triggered allowing a microorganism to casue an effect. Please read more about our Isotherapy service as a successful treatment option for immune responses.