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The Market for Clinical Chemistry: Forecasts to 2019


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The Market for Clinical Chemistry

Routine clinical chemistry comprises 30 to 40 tests of substrates, metabolites, electrolytes, blood gases, enzymes and lipids that can be organized into panels for specialty patient investigation and routine patient screening. Common specialty panels include those for renal clearance, liver function, and metabolic status. Clinical chemistries are performed on analyzers with varying levels of automation depending on the test volume run at a particular test site.

The market for routine clinical chemistries can be segmented in high and low volume users. High volume users are found in large urban and regional hospital and private laboratories. Low volume users are found in non-laboratory tests sites within the hospital, physician office labs, small and medium sized hospitals and community laboratories.

The Market for Clinical Chemistry analyzes the current and potential market for clinical chemistry, featuring a market forecast for 2019. The report includes discussion of:

  • Overview of Chemistry Tests
  • Size and Growth of the Market
  • Market Trends
  • Leading Products and Prices
  • Innovations
  • Physician Office Labs (POLs)
  • Laboratory Automation
This mature industry is continuously trying to reinvent itself by improving test processes and test menus. Market growth is modest in spite of predicted explosive growth in emerging markets because developed nations account for a very large share of the market.

Leading competitors and product developers are listed in the manufacturer profiles. The profiled companies include:
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Beckman Coulter/Danaher
  • Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.
  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Siemens Healthcare


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
    • MARKET TRENDS
  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW OF CHEMISTRY TESTS
      • Table Major Clinical Chemistry Companies
      • Table Major Whole Blood Chemistry Analyzers
    • LAB-BASED CHEMISTRIES
      • Table Selected Physician Office Lab (POL) Clinical Chemistry Systems, 2014
    • INNOVATIONS
      • Table Selected Clinical Chemistry Innovations
      • Table Selected Rapid Chemistry Analyzers and Test Innovations
    • CRITICAL CARE ANALYSIS
    • USER APPS
      • Table Selected Apps, Critical Care and Urinalysis Innovations
    • URINALYSIS
    • PHYSICIAN OFFICE LABS (POLS)
      • Table Common Tests Run on a Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
    • LEADING PRODUCTS AND PRICES
      • Table Selected Clinical Chemistries Systems and Prices, 2015
  • Clinical Chemistry Market Analysis
    • THE COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK FOR CHEMISTRY TESTS
    • GLOBAL PROCEDURE VOLUME BY TEST TYPE
      • Table Global Clinical Chemistries Test Procedure Volume by Test Type in Millions (General Chemistries, Blood Gas Analyzers, Urinalysis), 2014 - 2019
    • PRICING TRENDS
    • PROCEDURE VOLUME TRENDS
      • Table Worldwide Clinical Chemistry Sales by Test Category (General Chem, Blood Gases, Urinalysis, Critical Care POC), 2014 and 2019
    • CLINICAL CHEMISTRY MARKET BY REGION
      • Table Clinical Chemistry Market by Region (U.S., Europe, Japan, Rest of World), 2014 and 2019
  • Clinical Lab Automation
    • THE PERVASIVENESS OF LABORATORY AUTOMATION
      • Benefits of Automation
    • THE CLINICAL LABORATORY
      • Minimizing Non-Value-Added Steps
        • Table Extent of Automation in Selected Laboratories
      • Impact on Labor
    • STANDARDS
    • SELECTED PRODUCTS
      • Table Selected Lab Automation Innovations
      • Abbott
      • Beckman Coulter
      • Siemens
      • Roche
      • Qiagen
      • Hologic
    • TOTAL LAB AUTOMATION
    • MODULAR SYSTEMS
  • Major Clinical Chemistry Companies
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
      • Overview
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Product Launches
      • Selected Product Lines
    • BECKMAN COULTER/DANAHER
      • Overview
      • Lab Test Market Participation
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Product Launches
      • Selected Product Line
    • HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
      • Overview
      • Roche-Hitachi
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Selected Products
    • INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY
      • Overview
      • Lab Test Market Participation
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Selected Products
    • ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS
      • Overview
      • Lab Test Market Participation
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • OCD to Commercialize Transfusion Diagnostic Platform
      • Selected Product
    • ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS
      • Overview
      • Roche-Hitachi
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Product Launches
      • Selected Products
    • SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
      • Overview
      • Procedure Volume Share
      • Financial Snapshot
      • Product Launches
      • Selected Products

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