CVS Health Canada says its saliva testing can help detect autism spectrum disorders, including autism, in the country.
The tests, which are administered by CVS Pharmacy in Toronto, were developed by researchers from the University of Toronto and were approved by Health Canada on Thursday.
“We can now be confident that saliva testing, when used correctly, will be able to identify people with ASD and other developmental disorders,” said Dr. Michael Krumholz, the co-author of the study and an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo.
“I am very proud that we have a tool that is able to help people in this day and age.”
The saliva tests are administered in a secure environment, and can be administered in two or three sessions.
They have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
CVS will begin providing the tests to people in Canada by mid-May.
It was first announced that the saliva tests could be used to identify autism spectrum conditions in March, but the results of the test have not been published yet.
The test can detect the presence of an enzyme called capsaicin in saliva and detect whether people are autistic.
If the test detects autism spectrum symptoms, people with autism may have a milder form of the disorder.
A second saliva test is expected to be available later this year.
In the study, researchers tested saliva samples from more than 1,000 people in Toronto and Montreal, with the results reported on Thursday by the New York Times.
The test showed a significant increase in autism spectrum diagnoses for people in the Toronto area who had a history of having autism or other developmental issues, including autistic spectrum disorders.
This study will be useful to other researchers who are conducting saliva testing in other parts of the world, Krumhelz said.
Although CVS said that the tests were validated by other studies, it could not provide details about how the test works.
The company also said it was working with Health Canada to get approval for a test for autism in Ontario.
Other companies, including Amgen, are also testing saliva for autism, including tests for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
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