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The Clinical Laboratory Services Market (Growth Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Competitor Profiles)


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Dominated by Lab Corp and Quest, the clinical laboratory services market is growing as new competitors enter. An essential part of the health industry, it is estimated that approximately 80% of physician’s diagnoses are a result of laboratory tests. In addition to diagnosing patients, clinical lab testing is performed to evaluate disease progression, monitor drug treatment and conditions, determine individual therapy, and several other reasons. Those seeking to enter this business or to know more about it will benefit from Clinical Laboratory Services (Markets, Growth Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Competitor Profiles), an overview of the clinical laboratory industry and the trends driving growth. Included in the report are statistics influencing the industry, incidence of diseases in the U.S., demographics; life expectancy, and company strategies. Information is presented as a U.S. market, with a section on key international markets. A market summary includes a total market analysis, analysis by laboratory type, and an analysis for routine and specialty testing.

Also included is a competitive analysis of leading clinical laboratory providers.

Several leading market participants are discussed in this report. Some of these include:

  • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • DaVita
  • Clarient, Inc.
  • Spectra Laboratories
  • Bio-Reference Laboratories

The information for this report was gathered using both primary and secondary research including comprehensive research of secondary sources such as company literature, databases, investment reports, and medical and business journals. Telephone interviews and email correspondence were the primary method of gathering information.

Market Data Provided Includes:

  • Hospital, Physician and Independent Lab Statistics
  • Major Tests Performed by Clinical Lab Companies
  • Disease Incidence and Trends Driving Lab Business
  • Market Forecast
  • Market Breakdown by Type (Hospital, Physician, Independent)
  • Market Share of Competitors
For the purpose of this study, Kalorama Information conducted interviews with more than 50 key industry officials, consultants, health care providers, and government personnel. These sources were the primary basis in gathering information specifically relating to revenue and market share data presented in this report. Additional interviews were completed with relevant company representatives including marketing directors, division managers, and product representatives.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Industry At A Glance
    • Scope And Methodology
    • Size And Growth Of The Market
      • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis: 2005-2012
    • Key Issues And Trends Affecting The Market
    • Leading Market Participants
  • INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    • Clinical Laboratory Description
    • Testing And Services
      • Routine Testing
        • Table Laboratory Reference Parameters for CBC
        • Table High Cholesterol Risk Categories
        • Table HIV Testing Products/Services Approved by the FDA
        • Table HCG Levels in Pregnant Women by Days Past Ovulation
        • Table Substance Detection Periods by Test Method
      • Specialty Testing
      • Industry Structure
        • Table Growth in Clinical Laboratories, 1997-2007
      • Hospital-based Laboratories
        • Table U.S. Registered Hospitals by Type, 2006
        • Table Leading For-Profit U.S. Hospital Chains, 2006
      • Physician-office Laboratories
        • Table Physicians in the US by Specialty, 1970-2000
      • Independent Clinical Laboratories
        • Table Leading U.S. Independent Laboratory Groups, 2007
    • Incidence Of Diseases
      • Table U.S. Prevalence of Selected Medical Conditions
      • Table U.S. Prevalence of Selected Medical Conditions
    • Demographics
      • Table The U.S. Population, 1980-2020
      • Table The US Population, 1980-2020 (in million)
      • Table Percent U.S. Population Over Age 65 by Year
      • Table Estimated Population by Age Group, 2000 and 2050
      • Table Average U.S. Life Expectancy in Years 1980, 2004 and 2006 (years)
      • Table Average U.S. Life Expectancy in Years 1980 and 2006
    • Regulatory Overview
      • Table Selected CLIA Waived Laboratory Tests
      • Table Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedures
      • Table Clinical Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation Issued by Organization (non-exempt laboratories only), December 2007
      • Table Clinical Laboratory Certificates Issued by Type (non-exempt laboratories only), December 2007
      • Table Clinical Laboratory Certificates Issued by Selected State (nonexempt laboratories only), December 2007
      • Table Clinical Laboratory Certificates Issued by Type (non-exempt laboratories only), December 2007
      • Table CLIA Exempt States, Number of Laboratories, 2007
    • Insurance And Reimbursement
      • Table Health Insurance Trends in the United States, Estimated 2007 (millions)
      • Laboratory Service Payer Types
        • Table Clinical Laboratory Clients and Payers by Type (millions)
        • Table Clinical Laboratory Clients and Payers by Type
      • Commercial Insurance Providers
        • Table Leading Commercial Insurance Providers, 2007
        • Table Quest and LabCorp Service Contracts for Leading Insurance Providers
    • New Developments
    • International Markets And Trends
  • LEADING MARKET PARTICIPANTS
    • Summary
    • Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
      • Table Corporate Details of Quest Diagnostics
      • Table Quest Diagnostics' Clinical Testing Sales to Third Parties, 2005-2007 ($millions)
    • Laboratory Corporation Of America
      • Table Corporate Details of Laboratory Corporation of America
      • Table Laboratory Corporation of America's Sales to Third Parties, 2005-2007 ($millions)
    • Genzyme Corporation
      • Table Corporate Details of Genzyme Corporation
      • Table Genzyme Corporation Genetics/Diagnostics Sales to Third Parties, 2005-2007 ($millions)
    • Davita
      • Table Corporate Details of DaVita
      • Table DaVita's Laboratory Service Revenues, 2006 and 2007 ($millions)
      • Clarient, Inc.
        • Table Corporate Details of Clarient
        • Table Clarient's Sales to Third Parties, 2005-2007 ($millions)
    • Spectra Laboratories
      • Table Corporate Details of Fresenius Medical Care AG
    • Bio-Reference Laboratories
      • Table Corporate Details of Bio-Reference Laboratories
      • Table Bio-Reference's Sales to Third Parties, 2005-2007 ($millions)
  • MARKET TRENDS AND SUMMARY
    • Market Overview
      • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis, 2005-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table Forecasted U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis: 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturer's level)
      • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis: 2005-2012
      • Market Analysis by Laboratory Type
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis by Type, 2005-2007 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
        • Table Forecasted U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis by Type, 2008-2012 (in millions of dollars at the manufacturers' level)
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis by Type, 2005-2012
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Share by Type, 2007
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Share by Type, 2012
      • Market Analysis by Test Type
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis by General Test Type, 2007
        • Table U.S. Clinical Laboratory Market Analysis by General Test Type, 2007
      • Competitive Analysis
        • Table Estimated Laboratory Service Revenues and Market Share of Leading Clinical Laboratory Providers 2007
        • Table Estimated Laboratory Service Revenues and Market Share of Leading Clinical Laboratory Providers 2007
  • LIST OF MAJOR COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
  • STATE CLIA OFFICES

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