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New report for Worldwide Point of Care Diagnostic Test Markets by Kalorama Information

06 Jan 2012 • by Natalie Aster

Diagnostic tests performed outside the central laboratory or decentralized testing is generally known as point-of-care (POC). Over the years, the increasing introduction of transportable, portable, and handheld instruments has resulted in the migration of POC testing from the hospital environment to a range of medical environments including the workplace, home, disaster care and most recently, convenience clinics.

According to the report “Worldwide Point of Care Diagnostic Test Markets” by Kalorama Information, moreover POC test devices have contributed significantly to the growth of the overall diagnostics market over the past 10 years. As more diagnostic manufacturers pursue CLIA waiver status for their POC devices and CE Mark for POC or self-use, more decentralized test venues are investing in non-waived rapid tests and instruments. POC testing appears to be headed for an even bigger role in diagnosis and monitoring patient care and the world market for POC tests has shown consistent growth, a trend that is expected to continue.

Report Details:

Worldwide Point of Care Diagnostic Test Markets
Published: Dec, 2010
Pages: 390
Price: US$ 2.800,00

This report includes the following:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for POC OTC
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for POC Professional Testing
  • Product Information
  • Products in Development
  • Revenues (2009) of Leading Companies
  • Trends in POC Testing
  • Company Profiles
  • Analyst Conclusions

The field for rapid test devices is crowded, worldwide, more than 100 companies market rapid tests using the whole gamut of instruments, devices and technologies that reduce test times to minutes or hours in some cases. Growth in POC testing is fueled by the increasing number of diagnosed diabetics, by the globalization of infectious diseases and the associated public health issues, and by the need to monitor an ever-growing group of people with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, cancer and other chronic conditions.

More information can be found in the report “Worldwide Point of Care Diagnostic Test Markets” by Kalorama Information.

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