Allergy Test Singapore 101: All your common questions about allergy testing answered2 Minutes Read
How much does an allergy test cost in Singapore?
Our allergy tests start from $65 for a single allergy to $678 for a comprehensive 59 allergen panel to $1500 for a 270-food panel test.
How do you test for allergies in Singapore?
You may test for allergy through an IgE antibodies blood test or a skin prick test.
Can your GP test for allergies?
Yes, a GP may conduct allergy tests. He or she may also refer you to a specialist clinic for testing.
How painful is an allergy test?
Generally, skin tests will cause minor discomfort when the skin is pricked. You may
also have other allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, stuffy nose
or watery eyes.
For blood tests, you may feel a slight discomfort when the needle is inserted to draw blood. Our medical staff at ATA Medical are trained to minimise discomfort when drawing blood - please feel free to speak to us if you have any concerns and we will be happy to assist you.
Can you self diagnose allergies?
If you suspect an allergy, it is best to talk to a doctor to get proper medical advice. The doctor will have a complete evaluation of your medical history to ensure the proper diagnosis is given.
What are the 7 allergy symptoms?
Some common symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy, stuffy or runny nose
- Stomach cramps
If you experience any difficulty breathing, please get immediate medical attention.
How long does a full allergy test take?
A blood test in our clinic should take no longer than 30-60 minutes during off peak hours. Should the need arise, we are also able to call you to review your results for better convenience.
Is it worth getting an allergy test?
This depends on the individual’s symptoms and personal circumstances. Generally, our
doctors will talk to the patient to understand his medical history and advise the
pros and cons of the allergy testing.
We have, at times, recommended against the allergy test when we feel it is not required.
However, after we have advised the necessary to our patient, the patient has the right to make the final decision.
Does insurance cover allergy tests?
This depends on your insurance company. Please check with them to be sure.