The UCSD

Newborn Screening Autism Risk Study

Study Enrollment Complete Thank you for helping us with this exciting new research
“Can newborn screening (NBS) results be used to predict the future risk of ASD before the first symptoms appear?” This is the question we will try to answer in this study.

No new blood samples required.

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study criteria

  1. Born in California.

  2. Currently age 3-10 years old.

  3. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a typically developing child not taking any prescription medications.

  4. Born after a normal term pregnancy—no more than 3 weeks early or 2 weeks later than the due date.

  5. Did not need to be readmitted to the hospital in the first month after birth.

study enrollment procedure

  1. Be sure you meet the five study criteria.

  2. Download the flier, consent, and bill of rights.

  3. Read the consent and other documents and note any questions you might have.

  4. Contact the Naviaux Lab study coordinator Rachel Riggs to answer any questions. Once all your questions are answered, sign the consent form. Please return the signed consent by scanning it, or by taking a picture, then attaching it in an email to Rachel at: rriggs@ucsd.edu.

  5. After we receive the signed consent, you will be sent a secure webpage link to complete the confidential online questionnaire.

  6. That’s it. Once all the children are enrolled, the Naviaux Lab will collect and analyze the newborn screening results from the California state archives.

  7. Although no personal results will be given, we will send all participants an update about the scientific results when they are complete at the end of the year.

study contact
Rachel Riggs Study coordinator
Please download and read the following documents »