IntegraGen, Inc. Launches ARISk™ Test, a Genetic Screening Tool for Autism in High-Risk Children  
4/4/2012 10:07:18 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntegraGen, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to molecular biomarker discovery, today announced the launch of the ARISk™ Risk Assessment Test, a gender specific, genetic screening test that looks at 65 genetic markers associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The test is designed to assess the risk of autism in children from multiplex families—siblings of children with ASD who are 6 to 30 months of age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average age of diagnosis for ASD is 4.0 years, despite conclusive evidence that early intervention can significantly improve IQ scores, language and social skills, and ensure best possible outcomes.