Comprehensive Allergy Test

Allergy is more common than you think. Most appear during childhood, but some appear later in life. Very often, it is impossible for us to find out what we are allergic to. We could be allergic to food, animals, dust mites, molds etc..

Allergy is an adverse reaction that occurs when we come in contact with a substance (also known as allergen). It is driven by our own body’s immune system. In other words, your immune system does not like the substance you come in contact with, therefore produces antibodies against these particles, known as immunoglobulin E (IgE).  The next time you come in contact with the same substance, your immune system will release a huge amount of chemicals into your bloodstream causing an allergic reaction. Even a tiny amount of the allergen can trigger an allergic reaction.

The only way to find out what you are allergic to is to get yourself tested. If you are not sure, comprehensive allergy test is the right test for you.

Signs and Symptoms

Common allergy symptoms:

  • Rashes, hives, itching of the skin
  • Itching or tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Swelling of the face, lips, around the eyes, tongue, throat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and diarrhoea
  • Wheezing and nasal congestion
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

Severe allergy symptoms (Anaphylaxis):

  • Swollen tongue and throat
  • Tightening of airway
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Severe wheezing
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Rise in pulse rate
  • Severe dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
Treatment and Management

There is no cure for allergy. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor and get yourself tested to identify the substance you are allergic to so you can avoid it in the future.

What you can do:

  • Get yourself tested to pinpoint the exact allergen you are allergic to.
  • Avoid coming in contact with the allergen.
  • Avoid taking the food you are allergic to. Remove this from your diet completely.
  • Always read the list of ingredients on the label of each prepared food before consuming it.
  • Be very careful at restaurants. If in doubt, always check with the restaurant if the food contains ingredients that you are allergic to.
  • If you have experienced allergic reaction before, your doctor may prescribe oral antihistamine or injectable adrenaline (in severe cases) for you to carry with you at all times.
  • If you have an allergy, it is strongly advisable to wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace, or carry a medical alert card that lets others know that you have an allergy in case you have a reaction and you are unable to communicate.

If you experience food allergy symptoms:

  • SEE A DOCTOR immediately.
  • Inform someone (family, friends, work colleagues). It is best if you can get someone to go to the doctor with you.
  • If you experience any of the severe symptoms mentioned, go to the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT immediately.
  • If you have antihistamine or injectable adrenaline with you, use them en route to seeing a doctor.
  • Do not delay seeing a doctor because allergy may be life threatening.



Blood Test

Our immune system produces antibody called IgE against certain substance we come in contact with. Therefore, if we can detect these specific IgE antibodies, we are able to find out what we are allergic to.

This is simply known as an allergy test. Only a blood sample is needed to carry out this test, and it can be done on the same day visit to the doctor. The results are extremely useful for you and the doctors to manage the allergies appropriately.

Results are typically available in about a week and are reported as a numerical value.

$1200 ($1284 inclusive of GST)


Allergens to Test for:

  1. Cat
  2. Dog
  3. Guinea Pig
  4. Rat
  5. Mouse
  6. House Dust - Greer
  7. House Dust - Hollister Stier
  8. Bermuda Grass
  9. Bahia Grass
  10. Honey Bee Venom
  11. Cockroach
  12. Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus
  13. Dermatophagoides Farinae
  14. Biomia Tropicalis
  15. Penicillium Notatum
  16. Cladosporium Herbarum
  17. Aspergillus Fumigatus
  18. Candida Albicans
  19. Alternaria Tenuis
  20. Egg White
  21. Milk
  22. Codfish
  23. Wheat
  24. Corn
  25. Sesame Seed
  26. Peanut
  27. Soybean
  28. Hazelnut
  29. Brazil Nut
  30. Almond
  31. Crab
  32. Shrimp
  33. Coconut
  34. Blue Mussel
  35. Salmon
  36. Gluten
  37. Chicken Meat
  38. Mustard
  39. Cacao (Cocoa)
  40. Clam
  41. Anchovy
  42. Tuna
  43. Squid
  44. Mango
  45. Yam
  46. Strawberry


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Singapore 189646

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Novena Medical Centre
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Singapore 307506


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Orchard Building (above H&M)
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Singapore 428890

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