Measuring Vitamin/Mineral Levels in Healthy Children and Children with Autism

Goal:  Measure the levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in healthy children to compare with children with autism.  This will help us develop improved vitamin/mineral supplements for children with autism.

Eligibility:  Children age 3-17 years who are in good physical and mental health, eating a healthy diet, and not currently taking a vitamin/mineral supplement.

 What does the study involve?

  • Medical history/medication form (5 minutes).

  • Completing questionnaires about your child’s health and behavior (40 minutes, and 1 minute/day for 2 weeks).

  • A single collection of blood, urine, stool, and cheek swab.

Teleheath:  The entire study will be conducted by telehealth except for the blood draw, which will be done in a private room at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.

Compensation:  Participants will receive a $150 gift card for participation.

 

Application:  The study application is available at https://redcap.link/vit.autism