As medical diagnoses in a variety of different practices are being increasingly aided by technology, these innovations can be now seen detecting allergies too – with the most recent example being the now FDA-approved Abionic machine.
The Abionic is an allergen diagnosis machine that requires only a single drop of blood, and can currently diagnose four common allergies – including dogs, cats, and pollens from grass and trees. The blood is combined with a chemical reagent to form molecular complexes, which are then "optically detected using an integrated laser." The Abionic's initial results take only five minutes to appear on the machine's screen.
The quick and effective diagnosis this machine offers provides a simpler and more cost-effective method of detecting allergies.