The Allergy Skin Test Market: 5 Essential Insights for 2024

The Allergy Skin Test Market: 5 Essential Insights for 2024


May 13, 2024

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An allergy skin test is a method to find out if you are allergic to specific substances. During the test, a small number of possible allergens (like pollen, pet dander, or certain foods) are applied to your skin. If you're allergic, you might notice a reaction such as redness or itching at the test site. This test can provide important information about your allergies so you can manage them effectively.

Here, we'll explore different types of allergy skin tests, reasons for testing, and provide an overview of the allergy skin test market, including regional trends and leading industry players.

Types of Allergy Skin Tests and How They're Performed:

  • Prick Test: In this common test, a small drop of a potential allergen is placed on the skin, usually on the forearm, upper arm or back. Then, a tiny prick or scratch is made through the drop. If you're allergic, a small bump or redness will appear within 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Intradermal Test: This test involves injecting a small amount of allergen just under the skin. It's more sensitive than the prick test and can be used if the prick test results are unclear. A reaction usually appears within 15 minutes.
  • Patch Test: For this test, patches with different allergens are placed on the skin, often on the back, and left there for 48 hours. This test is useful for identifying skin allergies, such as contact dermatitis.

Why the Test is Performed:

Allergy tests help identify which substances are causing allergy symptoms.

A doctor might recommend allergy skin tests if you have:

  • Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma: When these symptoms aren't well managed with medication.
  • Hives and angioedema: Swelling and skin reactions.
  • Food allergies: To diagnose allergies to specific foods (using the skin prick test).
  • Skin rashes (dermatitis): Red, sore, or swollen skin after contact with a substance.
  • Penicillin allergy: The only drug allergy tested safely using skin tests.
  • Venom allergy: When someone reacts to insect stings.

Allergy Skin Test Market – Overview:

The skin allergy testing market is experiencing substantial growth due to the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide. According to BCC Research, the global market size is expected to grow from $560 million in 2023 to $771.5 million by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2023 to 2028.



Global Skin Allergy Testing Market

The global market for skin allergy testing is expected to grow from $560 million in 2023 to $771.5 million by the end of 2028, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% from 2023 to 2028.

Allergy Skin Test Industry – Regional Analysis:

The regional analysis of the allergy skin test market reveals that Europe was the leading market in 2022, holding the highest global market share at 48.5%. This dominance can be attributed to the rapid increase in allergic conditions in the region.

On the other hand, the Asia-Pacific region is projected to experience the fastest growth during the forecast period. For more detailed insights, you can find the full report.

Key Players in The Allergy Skin Test Industry:

ALK-Abello A/S (Denmark): This global leader specializes in allergy diagnostics and immunotherapy. They offer diagnostic allergy solutions and emergency treatment for acute allergic reactions. With a presence in 46 countries, they serve around 2.4 million people worldwide.

Allergy Therapeutics (United Kingdom): This biotechnology company focuses on diagnosing and treating allergic disorders. It offers aluminum-free immunotherapy vaccines that may potentially cure allergies. Its key product line includes Pollinex Quattro, Pollinex, Venomil, Acarovac, Oralvac, and Tyrosine S/TU. The company has a strong presence in Europe and operates in 19 markets, either directly or through partnerships.

HAL Allergy (Netherlands): This European company focuses on allergy diagnostics and immunotherapy, offering a variety of in vivo diagnostic options for allergies, such as skin prick tests and provocation testing solutions. It markets its products in 16 countries and has sales organizations in major European markets, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain.

Lincoln Diagnostics, Inc. (United States): This company is a leading manufacturer of disposable allergy skin test devices, offering a range of allergen-specific IgE assays and skin testing solutions, such as Multi-Test®, Multi-Test® II, Duotip-Test®, Duotip-Test® II, Multi-Test® PC, and UniTest® PC. They also offer a painless option for skin allergy testing called the Multi-Test PC. With a strong global presence, the company has distributors in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the U.K., Germany, Israel, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Stallergenes Greer (Switzerland): This biopharmaceutical company focuses on diagnosing and treating allergies. Its offerings include sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy products, veterinary products, standardized human extracts, prick tests, and other products. The company operates in 19 countries and a commercial network in 41 countries.


Allergy skin tests are an essential tool for identifying allergens and managing allergic conditions effectively. The market for these tests is thriving due to the global rise in allergies, with Europe leading in market share and Asia-Pacific poised for rapid growth. Key industry players like ALK-Abello, Allergy Therapeutics, HAL Allergy, Lincoln Diagnostics, and Stallergenes Greer are driving innovation and providing advanced solutions to meet growing demand.

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    Karishma Arora

    Written By Karishma Arora

    Karishma Arora is an Assistant Team Lead in Marketing Operations at BCC Research, with a master's degree in commerce. She is a passionate marketer with a knack for creativity and data-driven strategies.

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