North America Market Study on Toxicology Laboratories: Increasing Usage of Toxicology Testing Services in Crime Investigation is Expected to Drive the Growth of Toxicology Laboratories


  • Published On : Mar-2016 |
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Toxicology testing entails the identification of poisons and controlled substances are samples and such as urine, hair, blood, and oral fluids. Toxicology testing laboratories perform the analysis of samples for excessive consumption using suspect samples, and results enable implementation of regulations and guidelines by the various regulatory bodies to control and deter substance abuse legally.

This report covers North America toxicology laboratories market performance in terms of revenue contribution. The report includes key trends, drivers, restraints, and opportunities influencing the growth of the North America toxicology laboratories market over forecast period 2015–2022. Impact analysis of key growth drivers and restraints, based on the weighted average model, are included in this report to better equip clients with crystal clear decision-making insights. The various instruments, reagents, and kits used across forensic laboratories (public and private), rehabilitation centers, hospitals and trauma centers, and diagnostics laboratories to ascertain the amount of substance in samples have been considered in this report.

Increasing abusive consumption of controlled substances and drugs, increased expenditure by government bodies on toxicity testing to avoid substance abuse, and favorable reimbursement policies for conducting toxicity testing across workplaces are factors driving the growth of the North America toxicology laboratories market. Moreover, commercial availability of high-end drug testing instruments, economical, rapid, and effective methods to conduct drug testing and the introduction of combinational automated toxicity detection technologies are factors expected to drive the growth of the North America toxicology laboratories market. However, the introduction of point-of-care toxicology testing devices, longer waiting time for sample testing in laboratories, and limited efficacy of conventional techniques are likely to impede the growth of the North America toxicology laboratories market over the forecast period.

The North America toxicology laboratories market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 97.4 Mn in 2015, and is anticipated to increase to US$ 198.2 Mn by 2022, registering a CAGR of 11.1% during the forecast period.

By drug class, the North America toxicology laboratories market is segmented into alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, opiates/opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and Z Drugs. Amphetamine, opiate/opioids, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates have been estimated to be the highest revenue generating segments, collectively accounting for around 81% share of the North America market value in 2015.

By product type, North America toxicology laboratories market is broadly segmented into instrument and reagents and kits. Instrument segment is further sub-segmented into immunochemistry analyzers, PCR machine, gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry (MS), and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Reagents and kits segment is further sub-segmented into ELISA kits, PCR kits, Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT), and Radio Immuno-sorbent Assay (RIA).

By sample type, North America toxicology laboratories market is segmented into the urine, blood, hair, and oral fluid. Urine sample segment is expected to emerge the highest revenue generating segment through 2022. This is due to its non-invasive nature and ease of sample collection, which is promoting its application in analyzing for alcohol, opioids, and amphetamine drugs. Hair sample segment is expected to witness the fastest growth, owing to its potential scope in drug detection of old samples.

By end user, the North America toxicology laboratories market is segmented into hospitals and trauma centers, forensic laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, and rehabilitation centers. Forensic laboratories segment has been estimated to account for highest revenue contribution to the overall North America toxicology laboratories market in 2015, owing to growing use of drug abuse testing services offered by federal agencies and other firms.

By country, the U.S. market has been estimated to remain dominant with over 83% share of the North America market 2015. This is expected to result from increasing consumption of controlled substances and active regulatory controls to curb the illicit use of regulated drugs. The Canada market is expected to remain stable in terms of usage of toxicology testing, owing to lack of regulations to test illicit drug consumption by employees at workplaces.

North America toxicology laboratories market is segmented as follows:

Taxonomy Defined

By Drug Class

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates/Opioids
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Z Drugs

By Product Type

  • Kits and Reagents
    • ELISA
    • PCR
    • Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)
    • Radio Immuno-sorbent Assay (RIA)
  • Instruments
  • Immunochemistry Analyzers
  • PCR Machine
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)-Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

By Sample Type

  • Urine
  • Blood
  • Hair
  • Oral Fluids

By End User

  • Hospitals and Trauma Centers
  • Forensic Laboratories
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Rehabilitation Centers

By Country

  • United States
  • Canada

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Toxicology testing is the process of identifying traces of poisons and controlled substances in given samples. Results obtained from such testing enables legal implementation and control of consumption of illegal drugs and substances such as amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, opiates/opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and Z Drugs. Such tests are enforced by various federal agencies in case of criminal offences, but primarily by employers across the U.S. to ensure safe and secure atmosphere for employees. Toxicology testing laboratories conduct sample testing to trace various controlled substances and to establish whether these substances are being excessively consumed. These tests are conducted on suspect samples, which include urine, hair, blood, and oral fluids.

North America toxicology laboratories have been estimated to be valued at US$ 97.4 Mn in 2015, which is anticipated to increase to US$ 198.2 Mn revenue by 2022 at a CAGR of 11.1%. Factors such as growing abuse of controlled substances, increased intervention by government authorities, regulations to deter uncontrolled consumption of illicit drugs, and favorable reimbursement policies for conducting toxicity testing across workplaces are expected to drive the growth of the toxicology laboratories market in North America.

By drug class, the North America toxicology laboratories market is segmented into, alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, opiates/opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, and Z-Drugs. Amphetamine, opiate/opioids, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates segments have been estimated to emerge as the highest revenue generating segments, collectively accounting for around 81% share of the overall market value in 2015.

By product type, the market is broadly segmented into instrument and reagents and kits. Instrument segment is further sub-segmented into immunochemistry analyzers, PCR machine, gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry (MS), and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Reagents and kits segment is further sub-segmented into, ELISA kits, PCR kits, enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT), and radio immuno-sorbent assay (RIA).

By sample type, urine sample segment is expected to contribute highest in terms of revenue over the forecast period. This is due to its non-invasive nature and ease of collection method, which promotes its application in analyzing alcohol, opioids, and amphetamine drugs.

By end user, the forensic laboratories segment is expected to be the highest revenue generating segment, owing to wide usage of drug testing across federal agencies and various production industries. Forensic laboratories segment has been estimated to account for around 48% share of the overall North America toxicology laboratories market in 2015.

By country, the U.S. dominated has been estimated to remain the dominant market, with over 83% market share in 2015, owing to controlled substance abuse and active regulatory guidelines to curtail the abusive consumption of controlled drugs.

Key players operating in the North America toxicology laboratories market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Bio Rad Laboratories Inc., Alere Inc., Eurofins Scientific, Neogen Corporation, Enzo Life Sciences, Inc., and Vala Sciences Inc.

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Key players operating in the North America toxicology laboratories market include:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Agilent Technologies.
  • Bio Rad Laboratories Inc.
  • Alere Inc.
  • Eurofins Scientific.
  • Neogen Corporation.
  • Enzo Life Sciences, Inc.
  • Vala Sciences Inc.
  • Other.

These companies are majorly focusing on development of point-of-care testing devices in toxicology laboratories, owing to major demand-supply gap present in the market.

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