Tuberculosis testing in Malaysia

Published 16 January 2014

1. Approved test clinics

You must be tested for tuberculosis (TB) if you are coming to the UK for more than 6 months and are a resident of Malaysia.

Your test must be from a clinic approved by the Home Office. We will not accept a TB test certificate from a clinic we have not approved.

The following are approved clinics in Malaysia.

Dr Ong Kee Liang - Life Care Diagnostic Medical Centre

1st Floor, Wisma Life Care,
No. 5, Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South, 59200
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 1300 222 369

Teo Chun Lip, Dr Ana Poorani Abdullah, Dr Eleen Virdraya Sipawi - KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital

Customer Service,
KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital
SMC Healthcare SDN BHS
(A Member of KPJ Healthcare Berhad)
Lot No. 2, Off Jalan Damai, Luyang,
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Malaysia

Tel: 088-322196 (Direct Line) / 322000 (General Line)
Fax: 088-272622

Janice Lim - Health Screening Centre

Gleneagles Hospital (Kuala Lumpur)
282 and 286 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 603-4141 3282
Fax: 603-4141 3280

Penang Adventist Hospital (operated by Adventist Hospital and Clinic Services Malaysia),

Adventist Wellness Centre,
465 Jalan Burma, Penang 10350

Tel: 604-2227779 or 2227732
Fax: 604-2283276

Normah Medical Specialist Centre

Lot 937, Section 30, KTLD,
Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman Yakub,
Petra Jaya 93050
Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: +60 82-440055

2. Attending the clinic

You should contact one of the approved clinics to book an appointment. You should make it clear you need the test for a UK visa application. You can expect to get an appointment within a few days of your request. At busy times you may have to wait 10 days for an appointment especially during the UK student visa peak season between June and October. We cannot arrange or prioritise appointments for you.

3. What you should bring

You need to bring with you:

  • proof of identification, which contains your photograph, such as your passport
  • TB test fee
  • details of previous screenings and, if possible, medical notes and x-ray results, if you have had TB in the past or have any other lung disease

If you would like an appointment with a female clinician, please ask the clinic when you schedule your appointment.

If you need to cancel your appointment you should contact the clinic and refer to their cancellation policy and procedure.

4. Test fees

The fee for TB screening is typically between 100 and 200 Malaysian ringitts depending on the clinic. You will pay the clinic directly for the cost of your TB test. The cost of the test is in addition to the visa application fee.

The test fee does not cover treatment if you have TB.