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Quadrant Biosciences Welcomes New Clinical Advisory Board Member

Quadrant Biosciences is excited to share that Dr. Thomas Frazier II, PhD, will be joining our clinical advisory board. Dr Frazier is currently a Professor of Psychology at John Carroll University one of the leading researchers in the field of autism. 
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A Connection Between Autism and the Microbiome

The first saliva test to accurately identify autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now available throughout the United States. This test, called Clarifi ASD, is currently available to children 18 months through 6 years old with a clinical suspicion of autism. It’s not like other genetic tests on the market. Rather, this groundbreaking technology...
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Study Suggests Primary Care Physicians Play a Greater Role in Autism Diagnosis

Primary care physicians should play a greater role in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent research study. A group of health care professionals based out of Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Colorado College of Medicine published a study in Pediatrics called “Screening and Referral Practice for Autism...
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Quadrant Biosciences Receives CPT® PLA Code

Our company has successfully received a CPT® Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) Code from the American Medical Association for our autism saliva test, Clarifi ASD. This PLA code officially became effective on April 1, 2020.
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April Is Autism Awareness Month

Today kicks off the first day of Autism Awareness/Autism Acceptance Month. And we are so excited to once again honor it with the community. 
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Prevalence of Autism Rises to 1 in 54 Children

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) now estimates the rate of autism spectrum disorder in the United States to be 1 in 54 children. This rise comes just two years after the CDC had announced the autism rate in the country to be 1 in 59 children. Experts say it’s the result of better early screening practices. 
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Quadrant Biosciences Returns to Autism Live

Last week we had the great privilege of being invited back to be interviewed Autism Live. During the webshow, we were able to discuss the recent launch of our autism saliva test, Clarifi ASD (some of you may recall our segment on the show last spring).
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COVID-19 Resources for Families with Autism

With the continued spread of COVID-19, families everywhere are taking precautions to stay healthy.  But for families who have a child with autism, some of those basic precautions, like social distancing for example, may be especially stressful. 
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Clarifi ASD: Ensuring Confidence in Your Results and Your Privacy

The Clarifi autism saliva test is officially available for health care providers to order in the United States. This diagnostic aid is available to children 18 months through 6 years old, and can help provide parents and clinicians with more confidence to diagnose a child with autism. That in turn, can start early intervention services sooner,...
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The Research Behind Clarifi ASD

The Research Behind Clarifi ASD The Clarifi autism saliva test is based on years of peer-reviewed research.  Quadrant Biosciences, the company behind the Clarifi autism saliva test, partnered with SUNY Upstate Medical University and Penn State Medical to develop this groundbreaking autism test. 
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Introducing The Clarifi ASD Autism Saliva Test

Introducing The Clarifi ASD Autism Saliva Test The Clarifi ASD saliva test for autism is now available  
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AAP Updates Autism Diagnostic Guidelines

For the first time in over a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report updating their autism treatment guidelines. The goal? To help primary care physicians identify children at-risk for developmental delay sooner, so they can get access to beneficial services. 
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New Autism Saliva Test Now Available

New Autism Saliva Test Now Available A new saliva test for autism spectrum disorder is now widely available throughout the United States for children as young as 18 months until the 7th birthday.  The test, called Clarifi ASD, is the first of its kind epigenetic test used to aid in the diagnosis of autism, as well as the first product to launch...
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New Epigenetic Test for Autism- What Are Parents Thinking?

New Epigenetic Test for Autism- What Are Parents Thinking? If you know someone who has been through the autism diagnosis process, or if you have been through it yourself, you know it can be a long journey of searching for answers. From the point of first noticing early signs of autism to the actual diagnosis, the process can take years. While...
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Clarifi Goes Back to the AAP

Clarifi Goes Back to the AAP We were excited to once again be a part of the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference this past October. The conference brings in about 10,000 pediatric medical professionals from all over the globe interested in learning about the latest and best advances in healthcare for their patients. This year, we...
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It’s Not Genetics, It’s Epigenetics

It’s Not Genetics, It’s Epigenetics Clarifi ASD is a brand new biological test for autism — and it’s based on molecules scientists didn’t even know existed 20 years ago. About five years ago, researchers at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY discovered that small, little known molecules in the saliva may hold the key to diagnosing...
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Clarifi Goes to Philadelphia

Clarifi Goes to Philadelphia We were excited to be part of this year’s Family Medicine Experience in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia! The conference is held by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) each year, and is their largest annual family medicine event. The days are spent attending large keynote speaker events,...
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Autism Saliva Test Aims to Reduce Age of Diagnosis

Autism Saliva Test Aims to Reduce Age of Diagnosis Increasingly, more research is being published globally supporting the gut-brain connection theory and the important role of epigenetics and the microbiome in relation to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In 2018, scientists discovered that certain molecules in the saliva, called non-coding RNAs,...
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Early Intervention Makes A Difference

Early Intervention Makes A Difference Autism prevalence in the United States has been rising steadily over the years as awareness and understanding of the developmental disorder becomes better known. As of now, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Other...
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Autism Awareness Day with the Syracuse Mets

This past weekend, baseball fans all around Syracuse, NY were able to watch their local Mets play live, without the sensory overload.
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The Science Behind the Clarifi Autism Test

The Science Behind the Clarifi Autism Test There is a brand new biological test for autism available – and it’s based on molecules scientists didn’t even know existed 20 years ago.
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Quadrant Biosciences Awarded Grant for Autism Research

Quadrant Biosciences Awarded Grant for Autism Research We’re excited to share that our company, Quadrant Biosciences, has been awarded a $330,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This grant will support the next phase in our autism research. Previously, the NIH awarded us a $2 million  Phase II Small Business Technology...
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Quadrant Biosciences Wins New York Technology Award

Quadrant Biosciences Wins New York Technology Award We’re excited to share that our company, Quadrant Biosciences, has been recognized as the New York Technology Business of the Year for our breakthrough epigenetic research!
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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month April is finally here, which means it’s time to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!  
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Can Identifying Autism Earlier Cost Less in the Long-Term?

Can Identifying Autism Earlier Cost Less in the Long-Term? Currently 1 in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). This condition is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by difficulties in behavior, social interaction, communication, and sensory sensitivities. Now, current research...
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Bacteria Within a Child’s Mouth Could Help Identify Autism

Bacteria Within a Child’s Mouth Could Help Identify Autism New research has recently emerged that “changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism.”[1]  This technology is being developed into a saliva test which will aid clinicians in autism diagnosis.
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Supporting our community

Supporting Our Community This past November, Quadrant Biosciences had the opportunity to visit the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Conference in Orlando, FL. We were so excited to unveil our autism saliva test to thousands of pediatricians from across the world, that we brought some extra goodies, too…
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Meet our team!

Meet our team! Meet Kayla Wagner Our Vice President of Product Management Originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York, Kayla attended Syracuse University for her undergraduate and graduate studies and quickly became involved in the local autism community.
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