Autism Urine Test
Private General Practcie Services can carry out urine samples which look at amino and organic acids. Evidence suggests that diet and assimilation play key roles in the development of autism. Amino acids (which come from protein) are the chemical-building blocks or key neurotransmitters that work on the brain to influence mood and behaviour so influencing these can influence the development of autism.
The ability to digest and absorb and then use amino acids is also dependent upon a number of cofactors (vitamins and minerals) and these can be assessed through the metabolic analysis profile. This evaluates for critical areas of metabolism. So by changing diet, supplements and vitamin and mineral intake one can fight against autism.
This urine test is just one of a number of ways that private general practice services is able tackle autism, and in particular it is one of a number of ways that functional medicine and nutrition, (rarely available in the NHS) is able to tackle autism.