July 15, 2024

Clinical Laboratory Services Market Size in 2023 Share, Competitive Landscape and Key Regions 2030

Clinical Laboratory Services Market

The global Clinical Laboratory Services Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 255.5 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Overview:
Clinical laboratory services play a vital role in diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. They involve a wide range of tests and procedures such as blood tests, urinalysis, body fluid analysis, pathological tests, and microbiological and other diagnostic tests. They help identify genetic, infectious, and chronic diseases and screen healthy individuals. Factors like rising geriatric population and prevalence of chronic diseases are increasing the demand for diagnostic tests and clinical laboratory services. The market is also driven by advancing technologies such as automation, algorithm-based diagnostics, and point of care testing.

Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the clinical laboratory services market is increasing adoption of advanced technologies and automation. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics are helping improve efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize human errors. They are finding wide applications in sample collection, analysis, reporting and other tasks. Another major trend is growing demand for advanced molecular diagnostic tests. Tests like polymerase chain reaction (PCR), next generation sequencing (NGS), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are gaining traction due to advantages like high sensitivity and accuracy in detecting genetic conditions and diseases. Strategic collaborations between laboratories and healthcare IT companies is also emerging as a key trend to enhance digital capabilities and offer integrated diagnostic solutions.
Porter’s Analysis:

Threat of new entrants: The clinical laboratory services market requires high initial investments and compliance with stringent regulations which poses significant entry barriers for new players.

Bargaining power of buyers: The buyers have moderate bargaining power due to the availability of substitutes and presence of several clinical laboratories competing for market share.

Bargaining power of suppliers: The suppliers have low bargaining power as there are many suppliers for equipment and instruments and the switching cost for suppliers is low.

Threat of new substitutes: The threat is low as there are limited substitute options for clinical laboratory services.

Competitive rivalry: The market is highly competitive due to the presence of many global and regional players competing on the basis of pricing, service portfolio and quality.

Key Takeaways:

The global clinical laboratory services market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period, due to increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. The market size for 2023 is estimated to be US$ 255.5 Bn.

Regionally, North America dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. This can be attributed to advanced healthcare infrastructure and rising healthcare spending in the region. Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the fastest growth owing to growing medical tourism, increasing healthcare expenditure and rising awareness.

Key players operating in the clinical laboratory services market are Abbott Laboratories, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (Labcorp), Bio-Reference Laboratories, ARUP Laboratories, Charles River Laboratories, Labco S.A., Genoptix Medical Laboratory, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Healthscope Ltd., Spectra Laboratories, and Sonic Healthcare Limited. The market is witnessing increasing mergers and acquisitions by these players to enhance their geographical presence and service portfolio.