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Information for Providers

The tabs below will give you an overview of the PlacentASD® Test. For further information or any questions you may have, please call the Kliman Laboratories at 203-785-7642 or email us at: klimanlabs@yale.edu.

What is Autism?

Brain and Placenta in Autism
Photo by Pat Lynch

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a set of complex neurodevelopment disorders that include autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. Children who have ASD display mild to severe impairments in social interaction and communication along with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities. Diagnosis of ASD should be based on comprehensive behavioral evaluations, making diagnostic assessment complex and time-consuming. (From CDC)