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SynapDx Autism Gene Expression Analysis Study (SAGA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01716845
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2014
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Brief Summary:

This study will prospectively enroll approximately 660 children, at least 18 months and less than 5 years of age, who have been referred to a pediatric developmental evaluation centers. Enrolled children will have blood drawn for RNA gene expression analysis and undergo a clinical evaluation to determine the presence or absence of a diagnosis of ASD.

The sequential co-primary objectives of this study are:

  • To develop an algorithm to classify blood RNA gene expression patterns to maximize agreement between the classification and a clinical assessment of presence or absence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • To prospectively assess the clinical sensitivity and specificity of the blood RNA gene expression classification algorithm (the SDX-002 test) in children referred to a developmental evaluation clinic for a possible developmental disorder.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 660 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: SynapDx Autism Spectrum Disorder Gene Expression Analysis Study
Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Development group 1
Development group 2
Development group 3
Validation group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. RNA gene expression in peripheral blood [ Time Frame: within 30 days of collection ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Children 18 months to < 5 years referred to a developmental evaluation centers for evaluation of a possible developmental disorder.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Referred to a developmental evaluation centers for evaluation of a possible developmental disorder, other than isolated motor problems.
  2. Age >= 18 months and < 5 years.
  3. Parent/legal guardian has been informed about the study and has signed an informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior reliable diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (i.e. prior evaluation by a multi-disciplinary team has already reliably established Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis).
  2. Unable or unwilling to complete study procedures

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01716845

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United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: SynapDx
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01716845    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12001
First Posted: October 30, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014
Keywords provided by SynapDx:
autism spectrum disorders
gene expression
developmental delay
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders