NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for point-of-care (POC) diagnostic products comprises 28% of the total in-vitro diagnostics market. The market is projected to grow at a considerably slower rate than the overall IVD market over the 2014-2019 interval, primarily due to stagnant sales in the whole blood glucose self-testing segment, which accounts for more than half (53%) of the total market. However, most other segments of the POC diagnostics market are growing at rates well in excess of the overall POC market, and in excess of the rate for the total IVD market. Point of care testing encompasses a wide range of diagnostic applications and a wide range of product types. Examples are blood gas tests performed using handheld analyzers at the hospital bedside, whole blood glucose and pregnancy self-testing, rapid infectious disease tests performed in the physician's office or emergency department, and cardiac marker tests performed in the chest pain clinic. In this report, the POC market is segmented into three primary categories, including hospital bedside testing products, home and self-testing products, and physician's office lab products.
Trends in the global clinical diagnostics market and 2013-2019 market analysis by segment
Factors driving growth in point-of-care testing
Hospital POC testing market analysis, including critical care testing, bedside whole blood glucose monitoring, rapid
tests, POC coagulation testing, POC cardiac markers, and drugs of abuse rapid tests
Self-testing market assessment, including whole blood glucose monitoring, coagulation self-testing, pregnancy and
fertility testing, home infectious disease and drugs of abuse testing, home cholesterol testing.
Physician's office laboratory market analysis by segment
New products and technologies under development for point-of-care testing
Current and forecast market size (2014-2019), pricing trends, and analysis of competitive factors
Key business transactions, competitor strategies, marketing and distribution strategies
In-depth profiles of 24 companies and coverage of 412 competitors
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