Malaysia Clinical Lab Market Outlook to 2027F
Medical tourism and Government Investment is driving the future of Healthcare and Clinical Tests in Malaysia

About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of the clinical lab market in Malaysia. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size on the basis of revenue generated.

Its market segmentation includes labs and ownership, region and by test, patient age, mode of test, by payer; growth enablers and drivers, challenges and bottlenecks, trends driving digital adoption; regulatory framework; industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario, and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates Malaysia Clinical Lab Market, – which grew at a CAGR of 10.0% in the period of 2017-2022P – is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.6% in the forecasted period of 2022P-2027F, owing to growing medical infrastructure, and increasing number of hospitals.

  • Robotics testing, the internet of medical things (IMOT) while leveraging 4G/5G facilities & digital pathology to augment pathological diagnosis are some technological innovations in the market.
  • Increased adoption of digital pathology has further increased the demand for Clinical Lab services.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By Type of Labs: Organized labs captures more than half of the market share. High revenue share of organized players is due to the presence of more independent labs, government labs in the market.

By Mode of Test:
Doctor referrals comprise most share as patients prefer going through the channel where doctor consultation is the first step because of little or no knowledge of the possible tests required for symptoms. This is the traditional channel of how the healthcare system has worked for decades and still have a major share in the market, however online referrals are on the rise. Online referrals are popularizing due to online consultation being available at the ease as well as since covid-19, most people avoid going to clinics and hospitals except when emergency.

Competitive Landscape

The Malaysia clinical lab market is fragmented with majority independent labs operating in Malaysia. The market share of these independent labs is around 40%. Some of the independent labs operating in Malaysia are Innoquest Pathology, B. P Healthcare, Pathlab etc. The independent players compete with each other on the basis of active locations, no. of tests, best-selling test, USPs etc.

Future Outlook

Market size of Malaysia clinical lab market is expected to grow positively from 2022P to 2027F due to a boost in medical tourism due to advancement of technology in the country and affordability compared to other countries.

People have become conscious about health which has led to increase in routine tests and is expected to increase further thereby boosting the clinical lab market in coming years.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

By Type of Lab

  • Organised
  • Unorganised

By Type of Ownership

  • Private
  • Public

By Mode of Tests

  • Walk-Ins
  • Doctor Referrals
  • Corporate Clients
  • Online Referrals
  • External referrals

By Type of Tests

  • Routine
  • Esoteric
  • Non-Laboratory

By Patient’s Age

  • 0-20
  • 20-40
  • 40-60
  • 60 and above

By Region

  • West Malaysia
  • East Malaysia

By Payer

  • Out of pocket
  • Government
  • Private insurance
  • Corporates
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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • Clinical Lab companies
  • Organized Clinical Laboratories
  • Unorganized Clinical Laboratories
  • Private Hospitals
  • Private Equity and Venture Capitalist
  • Industry Associations
  • Technology providers
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2017-2022P
  • Base Year: 2022P
  • Forecast Period: 2022P-2027F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

Companies Covered:

Diagnostics centers

  • BP Leader in Health Check
  • Pantai Premier Pathology
  • Gribbles
  • Lablink Medical Lab
  • Clinipath
  • Pathlab
  • Innoquest


  • Sunway Medical Centre
  • KPJ healthcare
  • Park City medical centre
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • PANTAI Hospital

Online Healthcare Apps

  • Doctor2U medical Portal
  • Bookdoc Connect and Unite
  • Doctor Anywhere
  • Doc2US
  • Docquity

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Executive summary for Malaysia clinical lab market

2. Country Overview of Malaysia

3. Market Overview & Genesis

3.1. Ecosystem of major entities in Malaysia clinical lab market
3.2. Value chain analysis of clinical lab market
3.3. Malaysian healthcare system
3.4. Market overview of Malaysia healthcare market
3.5. Customer journey in Malaysia clinical lab market
3.6. Cross comparison of clinical laboratories market in Malaysia with south-east Asian countries

4. Market size of Malaysia Clinical Lab FY’2017-FY'2022P

5. Malaysia Clinical Lab Market Segmentation, FY'2022P

5.1. Segmentation by type of labs and by type of ownership
5.2. Segmentation by region and by type of test
5.3. Segmentation by patient age
5.4. Segmentation by mode of test
5.5. Segmentation by payer

6. Industry Analysis

6.1. SWOT analysis of Malaysia clinical lab market
6.2. Trends and development in Malaysia clinical lab market
6.3. Growth driver in Malaysia clinical lab market
6.4. Technological innovation in Malaysia clinical lab market
6.5. Investment scenario in Malaysia clinical lab market
6.6. Issues and challenges in Malaysia clinical lab market
6.7. Government initiatives

7. Impact of Covid-19

7.1. Impact of covid-19 on Malaysia clinical lab market
7.2. Demand of tests during covid-19
7.3. Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

8. Competition Analysis

8.1 Competitive Landscape of Malaysia Clinical Lab Market
8.2 Market Share of Major Players in Malaysia Clinical Lab Market
8.3 Market Positioning of Major Players in Malaysia Clinical Lab Market
8.4 Cross-Comparison of Major Players in Malaysia Clinical Lab Market
8.5 Strength and Weaknesses of Major Players in Malaysia Clinical Labs Market

9. Future Outlook, FY’23F-FY’27F

9.1 Future market size of Malaysia clinical lab market
9.2 Segmentation by type of labs and by type of ownership
9.3 Segmentation by region and by type of test
9.4 Segmentation by patient age
9.5 Segmentation by mode of test
9.6 Segmentation by payer

10. Analyst Recommendation

11. Research Methodology
11.1 Market definitions and assumptions
11.2 Abbreviations
11.3 Market sizing approach
11.4 Consolidated research approach

11.5 Limitations and future conclusion


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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Exhaustive research has been done to identify the list of major players which have a presence in the clinical lab market in Malaysia.

Step 2: Analysts have conducted desk-based research as well as primary research to understand the value chain, business model, industry trends and collate statistics on industry level information such as purpose of taking payment, company stage, type of booking mode and other areas to create initial level hypothesis. Company level info has also been explored by referring to press release, annual report, financial statement and other documents to understand basic information around the major players.

Step 3 (Market Sizing Approach): Market Size and CAGR ascertained via primary throughout the study period, interviews with C level executives, Directors and VP, Business Development head to understand value chain, insights and trends of clinical lab market players in Malaysia and growth drivers and challenges faced by clinical lab companies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The clinical lab market is covered from 2017–2027F in this report, including a forecast for 2022P-2027F.

What are the Key Factors Driving the Clinical Lab Market in Malaysia?

Growing medical infrastructure, increasing number of hospitals and investment in better healthcare services are the factors driving the clinical lab market in Malaysia.

Malaysia clinical lab market is consolidated or fragmented?

Malaysia clinical lab market is highly fragmented.

Who are the Market Players in the Malaysia clinical lab market?

Major online players are- Innoquest, Pathlab, and Bp healthcare in the Malaysia clinical lab market.

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