Food Allergy in Singapore

Food allergies are common and according to statistics, can affect between 2% to 10% of the population. According to this article, the most common foods, either eaten separately or included as an ingredient that can cause reactions are milk, egg, wheat, fish, and nuts.

What Is A Food Allergy?

A food allergy is when your body’s immune system has an unusual reaction to specific foods. Although allergic reactions are often mild, some of them can also be life-threatening.

What Are Some Common Food Allergy Symptoms?

In some people, food allergies can cause a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. This can result in life-threatening signs and symptoms such as:

  • Constriction and tightening of the airways
  • A swollen throat or the sensation of a lump in your throat that makes it difficult to breath
  • Shock with a severe drop in blood pressure
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness, lightheadness or loss of consciousness

If you experience such symptoms, it is critical you get medical attention quickly. If untreated, anaphylaxis can cause coma or even death.

Image of woman suffering from food allergies.

How Can I Diagnose A Food Allergy in Singapore?

You can find out exactly what foods you are allergic to by having a food allergy test done. Your doctor will have a discussion to understand more about your symptoms and food exposure history. He or she may also put you on an elimination diet to isolate the food that you may be allergic to.

We currently conduct Immunoglobulin-E blood tests for food allergens at our clinic. The prices are as follows:

Prices

Item Price*
Common Allergens Panel (11 items)
1. Cat Dander E1
2. Chicken F83
3. D. Pteronyssinus D1
4. Dog Dander E5
5. Egg White F1
6. Fish (Cod) F3
7. Hazelnut F17
8. Cow’s Milk F2
9. Peanut F13
10. Shrimp F24
11. Soya Bean F14
$550.00
Seafood Panel 1 (8 items)
1. Anchovies (Ikan bilis) F313
2. Clam F207
3. Crab F23
4. Fish (cod) F3
5. Salmon F41
6. Shrimp F24
7. Squid F258
8. Tuna F40
$360.00
Seafood Panel 2 (8 items)
1. Blue Mussel F37
2. Clam F207
3. Crab F23
4. Lobster F80
5. Oyster F290
6. Scallop F338
7. Shrimp F24
8. Squid F258
$360.00
Nuts Panel (8 items)
1. Almond F20
2. Brazil Nut F18
3. Hazelnut F17
4. Macadamia Nut F345
5. Peanut F13
6. Pine Nut F253
7. Pistachio F203
8. Walnut F256
$390.00
Gastro Panel (6 items)
1. Egg White F1
2. Milk F2
3. Wheat F4
4. Peanut F13
5. Chicken F83
6. Soya Bean F14
$300.00
Single Allergen Test (Enquire with us) From $56.00

*Prices are before GST and subject to GST.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

You will be required to consult our friendly doctor before doing an allergen test. There will be a consultation fee of $35 before GST. If you have enquiries, feel free to WhatsApp, Call or Email us.

Book or Enquire Through WhatsApp At 88933757
Ask Through Email At hello@healthscreening.sg

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