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Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories in the US: Market Research Report

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Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories Market Research Report | NAICS 62151 | Jun 2015

Strong pulse: The aging population and ongoing preventive care will strengthen industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$53bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
285,906
Businesses
26,636
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Diagnostic and medical laboratories are an integral part of patients' medical evaluation and treatment. Laboratories are vital to the healthcare sector due to industry operators providing healthcare practitioners with information concerning the onset, severity and cause of patients' ailments and illnesses. Over the past five years, Medicare and Medicaid, which includes coverage for most clinical diagnostic laboratory services, have bolstered industry growth. In the coming years, the industry will benefit from scientific advances that yield new and improved service capabilities, coupled with the aging US population requiring more laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The location of industry establishments is largely influenced by the size of the population in the United States and the age distribution of the region. Diagnostic and medical laboratories are generally located in proximity to hospitals and physicians' offices because these healthcare providers refer patients to laboratories. Because laboratories locate near hospitals and physicians, the geographic distribution of industry operators follows that of healthcare providers. Physicians are not consistently distributed, though, with much fewer located in rural areas.

Geographic access to physicians has improved during the past five years, whereas laboratories have not diffused to rural areas as quickly... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories Industry?

Operators in this industry provide analytic services to identify or determine the nature and cause of a disease or injury, through the evaluation of a patient’s history, examination and data. These services are provided to healthcare providers or patients upon referral from health practitioners.

Industry Products
Routine medical testingEsoteric medical testingAnatomical pathology testingDiagnostic imaging servicesOther services
 
Industry Activities
Operating diagnostic imaging centersOperating dental or medical X-ray laboratoriesOperating medical forensic laboratoriesOperating medical testing laboratoriesOperating blood analysis laboratoriesOperating medical bacteriological laboratoriesOperating computer tomography (CT-scan) centersOperating magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centersOperating medical radiological laboratoriesOperating ultrasound imaging centers


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