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Genetic Testing: Markets and Users in Medical, Forensic, Paternity, and Food Safety Applications

Genetic testing is already in widespread use and will continue to grow in many application areas in the next five years. The number of companies offering genetic testing services and/or commercial genetic testing products continues to grow around the world. There are at least 50 companies offering genetic testing services or commercial products for a genetic test in medical, GMO food safety, forensics, and paternity applications.

In the area of medical genetics, tests and services can vary by disease. Under the category of "medical genetics" there is screening for genetic disease and susceptibility and the emerging fields of pharmacogenomics and OTC (or direct-to-consumer) tests in the areas of nutrition and alcoholism. Much of the growth in genetically modified organism (GMO) testing, forensic DNA testing, and paternity testing is due to new industry regulation and legal proceedings. Regulations, patents, costs, and ease of use of a technology are all forces that drive the development of genetic testing application markets.

This study used a survey tool to track end-user attitudes and understand the basis of competition for these testing products and services.

Scope and Methodology
This report focuses on genetic testing application markets in worldwide with a particular emphasis on markets in the United States. Information has been collected from numerous industry, government, and academic sources. In addition to interviewing industry participants and conducting exhaustive literature reviews, this study used a survey tool to track end-user attitudes and understand the basis of competition for these testing products and services.

For this discussion, the genetic testing application markets are divided into segments by applications.

  • Medical genetics
    • inherited diseases
    • direct-to-consumer, and
    • pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics

  • Forensics
  • Paternity
  • Genetically modified organism (GMO) testing

The report provides market size and growth for the various genetic testing applications; identifies and discusses clinical, regulatory, and business trends; and profiles more than 25 industry participants.


  • Executive Summary
    • Introduction
    • Scope And Methodology
    • Summary Of Findings
      • Market Size And Growth
        • Table Genetic Testing Revenue By Application 2000-2008
      • Trends And Conclusions
  • Clinical Genetic Disease Testing
    • Table Number Of Clinical Genetic Disease Tests 2000-2003
    • Table Clinical Genetic Disease Testing Revenue 2000-2008
    • What Are The Diseases Generating Revenue?
      • Table Top Ten Genetic Diseases By Number Of Clinical Laboratories 2003
      • Table Number Of Labs Performing Genetic Disease Tests By Disease 1998, 2000, 2002
    • Newborn Screening
    • Competitive Analysis
      • Table Labcorp Genetic Testing Volumes 1999-2002
      • Table Market Share Of Inherited Genetic Testing Service Providers By Leading Competitor 2002
  • Direct-To-Consumer/ Over-The-Counter Genetic Testing
    • Table Number Of Companies With Dtc/Otc Genetic Tests On The Market By Disease, 2002
    • Table Dtc/Otc Test Areas By Company
    • Why Consumers And Not Doctors?
      • Table Common Inherited Genetic Disease Tests List Price By Company
      • Table Sciona Nutrigenetic Panel
    • Dtc Marketing
      • Table Myriad Breast Cancer & Cardia Risk Revenue 1997 And 2001
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing
    • Table Pharmacogenetic Tests By Company
    • The Tests
      • Her-2/Neu Testing
        • Table Number Of Her2/Neu Testing Procedures 2000-2008
        • Table Compound Annual Growth Rate
      • Hiv Resistance Testing
      • P450
      • Thiopurine Methyltransferase (Tpmt)
      • Osteoporosis/Bone Loss
      • Cardiovascular
      • Immune Response
    • Areas Of Pharmacogenetic Development
      • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostics
        • Table Diseases For Which Tests Were Available 2000
    • Cancer, Cardiovascular, Mental Illness
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing- An End-User Survey
    • Her2/Neu End User Survey
      • Summary Of Results
      • Conclusions
    • Pharmacogenetic Testing Survey
      • Summary Of Results
      • Conclusions
  • Gmo Testing
    • Introduction
      • Table Pecentage Of Global Crops Genetically Modified By Type 2001-2002
      • Table Global Genetically Modified Crop Production By Country
      • Table Pecentage Of Gm-Crop Used In The United States
    • Grain Inspectors Packers Standard Association (Gipsa)
      • Table Number Of "Deficient" Dna Testing Laboratories
      • Table Number Of Public Gipsa Dna Gmo Labs By Country
    • European Network Of Gmo Laboratories (Engl)
    • The Market & Market Players
      • Table Dna Gmo Testing Revenue 2000-2008
      • Table Dna Gmo Testing Laboratories
      • Table Market Share Of The Dna Gmo Testing Players 2002
  • Forensics And Paternity
    • Table Number Of Dna Database Laws By State
    • Table Number Of State All Felon Dna Database Laws
    • Table Current Backlog Of Forensic Dna Samples
    • The Forensic Dna Market
      • Table Forensic Dna Sample Revenue 2000-2008
      • Table Total Forensic Dna Samples, 2001-2002
      • Table Number Of Forensic Dna Samples And Laboratories, 2001-2002
      • Table Number Of Codis Dna Samples In The Database, 2000-2003
    • U.S. Forensic Dna Laboratories
    • International Forensic Dna Testing
      • Table Number Of Canadian Forensic Dna Samples, 2001-2003
    • Paternity Testing
      • Table Number Of Parentage Testing Cases 1998-2001
      • Table Laboratories By Volume Of Cases Reported
      • Table Share Utilization Of Various Technologies In Paternity Testing 1998-2003
  • Conclusions & Strategic Implications
    • First Conclusion
    • Second Conclusion
    • Third Conclusion
      • Table Tests Offered By Both Traditional Physician And Dtc Services
    • Fourth Conclusion
  • Company Profiles
    • Arup Laboratories
      • Table Arup Laboratories
    • Athena Diagnostics
      • Table Athena Diagnostics
    • Biogenetic Services, Inc.
      • Table Biogenetic Services, Inc.
    • California Seed & Plant, Inc.
      • Table California Seed & Plant, Inc.
    • Dna Sciences, Inc.
      • Table Dna Sciences, Inc.
    • Eurofins
      • Table Eurofins
    • Gene Scan Ag
      • Table Gene Scan Ag
    • Genelex
      • Table Genelex
    • Genelink, Inc.
      • Table Genelink, Inc.
    • Genetic Id
      • Table Genetic Id
    • Genzyme
      • Table Genzyme
    • Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
      • Table Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory
    • Healthcheck
      • Table Healthcheck
    • Heredilab
      • Table Heredilab
    • Investigen
      • Table Investigen
    • Labcorp
      • Table Labcorp
    • Lgc
      • Table Lgc
    • Medallion Labs
      • Table Medallion Labs
    • Myriad Genetics, Inc.
      • Table Myriad Genetics, Inc.
    • Neo Gen Screening
      • Table Neo Gen Screening
    • Omic
      • Table Omic
    • Orchid Biosciences
      • Table Orchid Biosciences
    • Quest Diagnostics
      • Table Quest Diagnostics
    • Sciona Limited
      • Table Sciona Limited
    • Silliker Labs
      • Table Silliker Labs
    • Specialty Labs
      • Table Specialty Labs
    • Visible Genetics/Bayer Diagnostics
      • Table Visible Genetics/Bayer Diagnostics
  • A Note On Standards For Dna-Based Testing
  • Pharmacogenetic Tests End User Questionnaire
    • Her2/Neu Assays
    • Pharmacogenetic Clinical Testing
  • Genetic Testing Glossary
    • Glossary
  • Company Directory

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