Allergy Test in Malaysia


March 5, 2024/by kladmin

Allergies can significantly impact daily life, ranging from minor discomfort to severe reactions.

Understanding your body’s sensitivities is the first step toward effective management and relief.

KPJ Medical Lablink in Malaysia offers several allergy tests for identifying specific allergens and providing personalized treatment plans.

What is an Allergy?

Allergy is an abnormal overreaction of the body’s natural immune mechanism to substances that are normally not harmful to the human body. This substance is called an allergen.

The allergen provoking the reaction may have been ingested, injected, inhaled or merely have come into contact with the skin or mucous membranes (e.g.: eyes)

What are the Symptoms of Allergies?

An allergic reaction can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and in the most serious cases, the cardiovascular system.

Reactions can range from mild to severe, including the potentially life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis.

Symptoms typically appear within minutes to several hours after exposure to the allergen to which you are allergic.

Keep in mind that children may communicate their symptoms in a different manner than adults.

Allergy common symptoms include cough, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, nasal congestion, skin rash, swelling, gastrointestinal issues, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis.

Different Types of Allergies

1. Pet Allergy

Allergies to pets with fur are common. You can react to harmless proteins in the pet’s urine, saliva or dander 9 dead skin cells. It is important to know that an allergy-free (hypoallergenic) breed or dog or cat does not exist.

2. Food Allergy

There are different types of allergic reactions to foods. The most common are nuts, milk, eggs, gluten, fish and shellfish. There are differences between IgE mediated allergies, non-IgE mediated allergies and food intolerances.

3. Mold Allergy

Mold and mildew are fungi. Since fungi grow in so many places, both indoors and outdoors and especially in wet or damp places, allergic reactions can occur year-round.

4. Insect Allergy

Bees, wasps and hornets are the most common stinging insects that cause an allergic reaction. Non-stinging insects such as cockroaches and dust mites may be the most common cause of year-round allergy and asthma.

5. Pollen Allergy

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies. Many people know pollen allergy as “hay fever”, but experts usually refer to it as “seasonal allergic rhinitis


Allergy Testing

Allergy testing is important for several reasons:

1. Identifying Allergens

Allergy tests help identify specific allergens that trigger allergic reactions in individuals. By pinpointing these allergens, individuals can take steps to avoid or minimize exposure to them.

2. Personalised Treatment

Knowing the specific allergens allows healthcare providers to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the individual’s needs. This may include allergy medications, immunotherapy, or lifestyle changes.

3. Preventing Severe Reactions

For individuals with severe allergies, such as those to food or insect stings, allergy testing can be life-saving. It enables them to take precautions to avoid potential triggers and reduce the risk of severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

4. Improving Quality of Life

By effectively managing allergies, individuals can experience improvements in their overall quality of life. They can engage in daily activities without the fear of unexpected allergic reactions, leading to greater peace of mind and well-being.


What is involved in an allergy test?

In Lablink, we will draw some blood samples for tests.

What are some preventive measures for allergies?

Preventive measures for allergies in Malaysia include avoiding known allergens, keeping indoor environments clean, using air purifiers, and following prescribed allergy management plans provided by healthcare professionals.

To conclude,

Allergy tests are invaluable tools for identifying and managing allergic conditions effectively. By understanding your body’s reactions to various allergens, you can take proactive steps to minimize exposure and alleviate symptoms.

If you suspect you may have allergies or want to learn more about available testing options, don’t hesitate to consult with our team at Lablink Medical Laboratory.

In Malaysia, various allergy test packages are available to help identify specific allergens. In Lablink, we can assist in coordinating comprehensive allergy tests.

View the package

In Malaysia, allergy test costs vary based on factors such as the type of test and the number of allergens being tested. At Lablink Medical Laboratory, our prices range from a few hundred to several thousand Malaysian Ringgit, ensuring affordability for our patients.

The timeframe for receiving allergy test results can vary depending on the type of test performed. Depending on the test, it will take up to one week for the test to be ready.