7 Covid-19 Self-Test Kits You Can Buy in Malaysia

Mikaela Anthonysamy

Mikaela Anthonysamy

Last updated 11 August, 2021

With Malaysia reporting close to 20k cases a day for a while now, we can say that the virus is getting closer and closer to us. At this point, you might want to get tested if you feel you might have come into contact with someone else who tested positive. 

But getting tested in a private hospital or clinic can be expensive, and you might not want to go out to get tested right now.

Enter Covid-19 self-test kits. With these kits, you can test yourself at home and get your results almost immediately. So, here are the self-test kits that are currently available in Malaysia.

1. Salixium-COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Rapid Test (Saliva/ Nasal Swab Samples)

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This is the first test kit that was produced in Malaysia and it is manufactured by Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn Bhd. Unlike the others in the list, this is the only one that gives results based on both saliva and nasal swab samples.

Swab type: Saliva and nasal
Price: RM39.90
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

2. Gmate® COVID-19 Ag Saliva for Home Use

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This self-test kit is manufactured in Korea by Philosys Co., Ltd,, but it is distributed locally by Citymedic Sdn Bhd. Once you swab yourself, you should get your results within 20 minutes.

Swab type: Saliva
Price: RM39.90
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

3. BERIGHT-COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device (Oral Fluid)

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This is the third self-test kit to be approved for use in Malaysia. Manufactured in China by Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd., it is currently distributed in Malaysia by Medinics (M) Sdn Bhd.

Swab type: Saliva
Price: RM39.90
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

4. ALLTest COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)

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Similar to all of the above, you should get your results in 20 minutes with this self-test kit. Manufactured in Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd Zheijang, China, it is locally distributed by Global Science Sdn Bhd.

Swab type: Saliva
Price: Check with your pharmacy
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

5. JusChek COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (Oral Fluid)

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This one also produces results based on your saliva sample. Similar to the above, this kit is also manufactured by Hangzhou AllTest Biotech Co., Ltd in China. It is distributed in Malaysia by Neopharma Biotech Asia Sdn Bhd.

Swab type: Saliva
Price: Check with your pharmacy
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

6. Longsee 2019-nCoV Ag & Influenza A/B Rapid Co-Detection Kit

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In case you wanted to know, its full and proper name is Longsee 2019-nCoV Ag & Influenza A/B Rapid Co-Detection Kit (Immunochromatography_ - Home based Use. It’s manufactured in China by Guangdong Longsee Biomedical Co. Ltd., and locally, it is distributed by Jingga Anggun Sdn Bhd.

Swab type: Saliva
Price: Check with your pharmacy
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

7. Sichuan Xincheng SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Assay

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The latest addition to the list is the self-test kit by Sichuan Xincheng Biological Co. Ltd., China. Locally, it is distributed by Hexamine Sdn. Bhd. This is the only test kit in the list that produces results solely from a nasal swab.

Swab type: Nasal
Price: Check with your pharmacy
Where to buy: Pharmacies/ authorized health facilities

Take note that these prices are subject to change, as the government is considering setting a controlled price for these kits. Another thing to know is that these tests could initially be purchased via the MySejahtera app. However, this feature has been temporarily disabled. Do check the ‘COVID-19 Self Test’ button on your app from time to time to see if the feature has been made available again.

Beware of fake self-test kits

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Getting yourself tested is a good thing, as it will allow you to decide what to do next easily. But while looking for self-test kits, ensure that you don’t end up purchasing fake kits or kits that haven’t been approved by the Health Ministry. These kits can be unsafe to use and they can give you false results.

You can refer here for a list of  Covid-19 self-test kits that have been approved for use in Malaysia as it will be updated from time to time.

On another note, if you’ve just gotten your Covid-19 vaccine, you can reward yourself! Here are some ongoing promos you can enjoy that are specially for those who have been vaccinated:


Freebies & Promos You Can Claim in Malaysia if You've Been Vaccinated

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