Over $1.2 billion is spent on annual allergy testing, but up to 20% of people with allergy symptoms are misdiagnosed.
Why? - We're Looking at the Wrong Areas
Rather than focusing on symptomatic regions such as the nose or mouth, current skin-prick and serum diagnostics examine distal areas for systematic responses. As a result, these tests often fail to properly diagnose allergic reactions that only occur in the local symptomatic regions or diagnose allergies that are not clinically relevant.